Today's news is dominated by the afternoon meeting of the CTU House of Delegates at which there will be discussion over whether to terminate the current contract or not. Negotiations over changing the contract have stalled out, as you probably know. What do you think will happen, and what do you think SHOULD happen?
Talks break down between teachers union and CPS over pay raise Sun Times: Board officials have emphasized that even without the promised 4 percent pay hikes, 75 percent of teachers will receive a raise ranging from one to five percent for other reasons — either enhanced credentials or increased seniority.
CPS, CTU negotiations snagged Tribune: CPS officials refused to consider these concessions, setting the stage for heated negotiations when the union and district meet later this year on a new teachers contract.
CTU delegates vote Tuesday on terminating contract Catalyst: Terminating the contract is a risky proposition for the union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It would open up the possibility of a strike. It would also allow for CPS leaders to insist that the school day be extended.
Mayor Emanuel says he kept 100-day promises for schools, but facilities plan left undone Catalyst: CPS Spokeswoman Becky Carroll said that later this week the district will announce who they hired to be the Chief Portfolio Officer and the Chief Community and Parental Engagement Officer--two newly created executive positions designed to point to the district's new priorities.
iPads is increasing in CPS classrooms Sun Times: The new batch of iPads were aimed at schools with students performing below state standards, schools lacking technology and ones comprised of 40 percent or more low-income students.