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Chicago School Board Approves New Teacher, Staff Contracts

The contract includes pay raises, class size changes, and a pledge to put a nurse and social worker in each school

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    Chicago Teachers to Vote on Deal That Ended 11-Day Strike

    Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. Sandra Torres reports.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)

    The Chicago Board of Education has approved deals with teachers and support staff that ends labor strife that included an 11-day strike.

    Chicago teachers last week approved the five-year contract deal that includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker.

    The board on Wednesday also passed a new school calendar to make up five of the 11 days students missed during the strike. Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade said the school district had to choose from the relatively small number of unpaid days for teachers on the initial calendar and work around various restrictions.

    The Chicago Teachers Union’s 25,000 members went on strike Oct. 17 following months of unsuccessful negotiations with the school district. More than 300,000 students and their families were affected.

    Chicago Teachers Strike Hits 11th Day After Tentative Deal

    [NATL CHI] Chicago Teachers Strike Hits 11th Day After Tentative Deal

    The Chicago teachers strike marked its 11th day of canceled classes Thursday, even after a tentative agreement was reached the day before. Sandra Torres reports. 

    (Published Monday, Nov. 4, 2019)

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