Today's news roundup is almost 100 percent about the strike vote authorization process beginning today, but that doesn't mean it tells you very much you don't already know. There's also a WTTW interview with Brizard from last night in the previous post.Skim the headlines then head to comments and tell us things that are new and interesting: how you voted and why, what the voting process was like (who was there, the form, verification processes, and how it feels at your school today in terms of teacher / parent / administrator mood?
Teachers take strike authorization vote today Tribune: Contract talks are ongoing, and the Chicago Teachers Union vice president Jesse Sharkey admitted on Tuesday the vote is being taken to serve as "leverage in the negotiation process."
Email battle ahead of Chicago teachers’ strike vote Sun Times: Both sides Tuesday bombarded CTU members with emailed missives about what could be the prelude to Chicago’s first teachers strike in 25 years.
On the eve of union strike vote, battle lines are drawn Catalyst: Contrary to an assertion Lewis made at Friday's press conference announcing the vote, it appears that teacher strikes are not on the increase statewide in the wake of Senate Bill 7 passing, which restricts teacher bargaining rights.
Teachers Cast Ballots On Whether To Authorize Strike CBS2: Labor peace hangs in the balance Wednesday in the Chicago Public Schools system, as teachers vote on whether to authorize a strike.
Chicago teachers head for polls as CTU ad pushes for strike approval Sun Times: Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members hit the polls in their schools Wednesday to vote on a strike authorization measure, buoyed by a radio ad from their president trumpeting their cause.
The CTU Contract Negotation Thread CPSObsessed: I really don’t think that Rahm is using his free time to post on CPSObsessed.com under the psuedonym of Angie. But that would be really cool if he were. Hi Rahm! Same for Karen Lewis. If you’re reading, Hi Karen!
New Technology Empowers CPS Parents WTTW: New technology employed by an advocacy group aims to include parents in the education process.
Karen Lewis Interview WTTW: Chicago Public Schools reaches a deal with its service employees union. Could a teachers contract be close behind? We speak with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.
Chicago Public Schools seeking principal for new Crane Chicago Journal: Chicago Public Schools officials are moving forward with plans to replace Crane High School on the Near West Side with a health sciences-focused neighborhood school, but they're looking for a principal first.
U46 names new principals, administrators Elgin Courier News: She is a former principal and assistant principal in Chicago Public Schools and a former special education teacher. Satterwhite received her bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Illinois University, a master's degree in special education from ...
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