Today's news includes the latest on the efforts of CPS and CTU to schedule a meeting, plus more about the labor board hearing on the process used to lengthen the day at 13 schools this year.
Hearing scheduled for teachers union’s complaints about longer school day pilot Sun Times: The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has issued a multi-count complaint, accusing CPS of “coercing longer school day votes in 13 CPS schools,’’ the Chicago Teachers Union said in a news release Thursday evening.
Schools CEO pressing for meeting with teachers union Tribune: Since the Chicago Teachers Union asked to reschedule a much-anticipated meeting earlier this week with Chicago Public Schools leadership regarding the longer school day, district officials say they have yet to hear back from the union.
CPS custodians, lunchroom staff, security guards want their say on the longer school day WBEZ: Unions representing Chicago Public School employees who are not teachers said Thursday they need to be part of the discussion about a longer school day.
Hearing scheduled for teachers union’s complaints about longer school day pilot Sun Times: A state labor board is demanding a hearing on the Chicago Teachers Union’s allegations that city public school officials unfairly pressured some teachers into adopting a longer school day.
Quinn pushes to abolish controversial scholarships Sun Times: Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday called on House Speaker Michael Madigan to sponsor legislation abolishing a controversial program that lets lawmakers award college scholarships and that has recently come under scrutiny by federal investigators.
Lake View High School Opens Doors to Woo Elementary Parents Roscoe View Journal: A recent transplant from Colorado, Gaudin is new to Chicago Public Schools and having put all of her “mental capacity” into finding an elementary school for her children was stunned to learned of the city's tiered high school system.
2 teens charged in videotaped high school fight Tribune: Two female teens have been charged over a fight at Sullivan High School and Chicago Public Schools officials are investigating.
Chicagoans Rally Against TIF 'Slush Fund', Bad Deals Progress Illinois: Community groups, along with members of the Chicago Teachers Union, want the bank to renegotiate financial deals with Chicago Public Schools that they claim are costing the eductaion system $36 million every year.
School Support Staff Stand With Teachers On Longer School Day CBS2: Unions representing support staff at the Chicago Public Schools are speaking out in support of teachers on the issue of a longer school day.
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