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Chicago Teachers Union strike may be over, but continues to affect student athletes

Chicago Teachers Union strike may be over, but continues to affect student athletes

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2019

Endless hours of after-school practices, long commutes to away games and late nights buried in books after their games – all this demanding work and preparation could go to waste for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school athletes hoping to get noticed by college coaches and scouts, due to the Chicago ...

Chicago Public Schools losing $4 million federal grant money

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

The federal Department of Education has decided to withhold $4 million in grant money from Chicago Public Schools, citing the district’s failure to protect students from sexual assault. The letter notifying CPS was delivered Thursday and detailed the suspension of the $4 million that is a portion of...

CPS and CTU call cease-fire

CPS and CTU call cease-fire

Yazmin Dominguez

October 16, 2016

Peace, justice and conflict studies major and president of the nonpartisan political group Impact Alex Boutros stands in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). For the past five weeks, Boutros regularly attended the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Committee meetings. As head of the student...

CPS budget cuts disproportionately effect low-income students

CPS budget cuts disproportionately effect low-income students

Rachel Hinton

October 10, 2016

When Julian Gomez walked across the stage at Allstate Arena this June, diploma in hand, tassle now on the left side of his cap, he couldn’t have predicted that two weeks into his new job there would be talk of a strike. Fresh out of his graduation robes, Gomez went back to his old elementary school,...

CPS teachers push through budget cuts

Yazmin Dominguez

July 25, 2016

Back in 2011, when Gov. Bruce Rauner was a private equity executive who was participating with the Chicago Public Education Fund, he labeled half of CPS teachers as “virtually illiterate” in an email sent out to education reform activists. According to The Associated Press, he continued on by...

CPS’ future uncertain as tough decisions loom

CPS’ future uncertain as tough decisions loom

Jackson Danbeck

May 17, 2015

After a historic mayoral election when Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was the center of debates across Chicago, the school district has sparked controversy on a host of issues, which many Chicagoans find threatening to the education of students and the livelihood of their teachers.  Read More »...

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015

Opening shots were fired between the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) last week after the school board declined to extend its contract with the teachers, instead giving them an “insulting” initial offer of a seven percent decrease in take-home pay. R...

A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum for elected school board

A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum for elected school board

Kevin Gross

March 1, 2015

Although Chicago will not know who its future mayor will be until April’s runoff election, voters were unambiguous in their approval for multiple referendum issues. Read More »...

Appointed vs. elected school boards, a Chicago debate

Appointed vs. elected school boards, a Chicago debate

Eric Traphagen

February 22, 2015

Elected school boards for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) remains a highly contested issue going into Tuesday’s mayoral election. Many Chicagoans are unhappy with the condition of the city’s public schools and all four of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s opponents support a change to the 20-year-old referendum giving the mayor power to appoint school board member...

CPS principals share experiences at DePaul forum

CPS principals share experiences at DePaul forum

Danielle Church

October 26, 2014

William H. Wells Community High School on Chicago’s West Side does not have a soccer field for its student-athletes. They are forced to play in a different neighborhood where just a block over there was recently a shooting as the boys’ soccer team was playing.  Read More »...

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