Today’s big story is the news that CPS and CTU have reached a partial deal on the longer school day proposal. It includes nearly 500 teachers getting rehired at a cost of roughly $50M. Views include pro (Sun Times) and con (Tribune). But we all know that the most important view on the deal comes from you. So, what do you think? City agrees to hire more teachers to handle longer school day Sun Times: After months of acrimony culminating in a 90 percent strike authorization vote, the Chicago Teachers Union and the city have reached an agreement that could help avert a strike and pave the way for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s longer school day.
Agreement reached on longer Chicago school day WBEZ: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says an agreement to staff a longer school day by hiring back tenured teachers is a “step in the right direction” as tense contract negotiations continue with the city.
CPS to hire 477 teachers for longer day; both sides claim win Tribune: Chicago Public Schools will hire nearly 500 teachers to accommodate a longer day for students that will only marginally increase the workday for teachers.
CPS, CTU reach partial agreement in contract talks Catalyst: The deal only applies to displaced teachers with satisfactory or better ratings. Also, the teacher will be on probation for a semester and the job is only guaranteed for a year.With yearly school closings, the issue of displaced teachers is a big one. CTU fought a legal battle to ensure broader protections for them, but lost.
CPS Contract Negotiations WTTW: Chicago Public Schools will hire nearly 500 teachers to accommodate a longer day for students. What does this mean for students and teachers? Paris Schutz has the latest.
Longer School Day Deal Reached Progress Illinois: The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools announced this afternoon an interim agreement that will let Mayor Rahm Emanuel go forward with his desired seven-hour school day, while also more or less maintaining the workload of teachers.
Who wins in the school deal? Chicago Tribune (editorial page): At first blush, Tuesday’s partial and tentative deal between the Chicago Public Schools and its teachers looks like a win.
A good deal for teachers, schoolkids Sun Times (editorial): The victory was written across Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis’ face on Tuesday.
Rahm gets his longer school day — but at a cost Crain’s: That’s the bottom line of Tuesday’s settlement between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union over a highly contentious issue that could have prompted a strike: how to lengthen Chicago’s notoriously short instructional day.
Answers to the paralyzing questions about school funding fairness Tribune: Q: Is it true that the Chicago Public Schools educate about 18 percent of the special-education students enrolled in Illinois’ public schools, but receive 29 percent of the grant money earmarked for special education? A: Yes, according to the Illinois …
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