AM News: Raises Canceled, Negotiations Remain

image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.comChicago to Rescind Teacher Raises WSJ:  The board of education voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind 4% raises that teachers were scheduled to get in the next school... CPS board rescinds 4% teacher raises Tribune: Before going into a short executive session to discuss the raises, board members questioned exactly what taking away the raises would mean for rank-and-file teachers... School Board rejects teacher raises, union plans to negotiate decision Sun Times:  Roughly 75 percent of all teachers will get automatic raises of between 1 percent and 5 percent for adding another year of experience or for increasing their credentials... Citing Deficit, Board Denies Teachers Pay Raise CNC: Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the board's action and pre-emptively thanked the teachers for their sacrifice... The year school budget cuts went straight to the classroom Stateline:  Governors have proposed a net of $2.5 billion in cuts to K-12 education and $5 billion in cuts to higher education, according to NASBO... Michelle Obama helps build DC school playground AP:  First lady Michelle Obama mixed and poured concrete, attached swings to a swing set and raked mulch for an hour Wednesday at a charter school in a low-income Southeast Washington neighborhood...

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