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Lesson From CTU Teachers’ Strike: We Need Collaboration To Fix Public Schools

via Amy B. Dean, The Huffington Post “We are striking to improve the conditions in the schools. Right now the children are getting a raw deal.” That statement came from a striking member of the Chicago Teachers’ Union… in 1969. It still resonates in September 2012, when the CTU’s members have again walked a picket … Continue reading

Longer Day Starts At 6 City Schools

The 90-minute longer school day touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off Monday at six Chicago public schools — the trailblazers in a new $1.8 million pilot program. At Fiske Elementary in Woodlawn, kids could tell there was something special about Monday’s classes. “It’s a new day because we’re gonna spend a longer time in … Continue reading


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