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Little Village »

"Distinguished" Little Village teacher Sarah Chambers is calling on CPS to "end this witch hunt." 

Old Town »

Plans for a high school that was once to be named after President Barack Obama have been stalled.

Downtown »

If teachers were to strike this year, they would likely walk off in mid-October, according to reports.

Uptown »

McCutcheon Elementary School and Brenneman Elementary School each lost two positions due to the cuts.

Pilsen »

A uniform update and other cultural changes have some calling the new Orozco principal "a dictator." 

West Loop »

Barring reporters from the meeting was a violation of the Open Meetings Act, a media attorney said.

The Loop »

Students are still expected to attend school until June 21, officials said — unless teachers strike.

Downtown »

The union said it wouldn't strike over furlough days, while CPS said it wouldn't cut pension payments.

Downtown »

The teachers' union threatened a strike if a 7 percent pension pickup is dropped; CPS said it's coming.

Downtown »

Union leaders had called the cuts a negotiating tactic, but CPS officials say they have no options left.

The Loop »

"Teachers around the city are united right now," said Chicago Teachers Union VP Jesse Sharkey.

The Loop »

"We're gonna do our very best to avoid teacher layoffs," said CPS CEO Forrest Claypool.

The Loop »

In some cases, CPS allowed the students to continue at the schools, according to a new watchdog report.

Bronzeville »

Sara Sayigh won't be laid off as planned after hundreds of students staged a sit-in during school.

Back of the Yards »

“I want my principal back,” said 11-year-old Jocelyn Roman.