Chicago Teachers Union sues DeVos, CPS over special education

The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday announced it is suing U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the city’s public school district, saying its policies interfere with the education of students with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

CPS athletes get chance to compete in playoffs after strike

After all the back and forth with the Chicago Public Schools teacher strike and the challenges on the Illinois High School Athletic Association, CPS athletes got their chance to compete Saturday in both cross country and football state playoffs.

Strike-ending deal will shape Chicago schools for years to come

Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation's third-largest city for the next five years.  

CPS, CTU at odds over making up strike days

Even with a tentative contract agreement in place, Chicago teachers continued to picket Thursday as their union and the school district remained at odds over making up school days lost to the strike.

Striking Chicago teachers: We'll return if classes made up

The union representing 25,000 striking Chicago's teachers voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials but refused to end a strike that has canceled two weeks of classes unless the city's mayor adds school days to cover that lost time.