There's no official announcement but the papers are all reporting variations on the theme that CTU has the votes and there's a CTU press conference at 1. Plus some other stuff. Read all about it below. See also @district299 tweets from over the weekend (on the right, scroll down).
Reports: Chicago Teachers Union has enough votes to authorize strike Tribune: The Chicago Teachers Union is set to announce it has more than enough votes to authorize a teachers strike, according to local news reports.
Sources: Chicago Public Schools teachers authorize strike Sun Times: The action defies predictions of one force behind the law that created the new threshold. Jonah Edelman of Stand for Children bragged last year that “the union cannot strike in Chicago. They will never be able to muster the 75 percent threshold needed to strike.’’
Teachers "overwhelmingly" authorize strike, media reports Catalyst: Though union officials would not confirm, media sources, including the Chicago Sun Times, reported Sunday night that the union handily garnered enough votes. Union officials have said that they will announce the results of the vote early this week, perhaps Monday, and that they were feeling good. [CTU Press conference at 1]
Brizard speaks at church about teachers strike threat ABC7: Jean-Caude Brizard spoke at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on the South Side. He talked about the challenges the school district is facing. Teachers voted last week on whether to strike.
Chicago Public Schools claims record graduation numbers WBEZ: Harper High School students wearing bright red caps and gowns filed into the Third Baptist Church in Englewood Friday morning. They are just a fraction of the more than 18,500 students graduating from CPS this year.The district projects its graduation rate will hit 60.6 percent, the highest it...
Less adult education available on South and West Side, where need is greatestWBEZ: Chicago's highest literacy needs are on the far South and West side, but most literacy programs are located further north.
Rahm Emanuel celebrates a record graduation rate Sun Times (Emanuel commentary): To all the naysayers who just write-off certain kids from ever graduating high school, I want them to come to a school like Christ the King and say that.