Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago

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Chicago Teachers Vote To Ratify New Contract By Wide Margin

The final margin was 81 percent to 19 percent with 80 percent of schools reporting late Friday.

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Prep Time, Fresh Issues Stymie A Deal To End Chicago Teacher Strike

School could reopen Thursday only if bargaining suddenly accelerates toward agreement, which appears unlikely.

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Saturday Talks Between City, Teachers Union End With No Deal — And A $38 Million Divide

“We’re not close to where we need to be on the big issues,” said Deputy Mayor Sybil Madison. “We will return tomorrow and work diligently to close the divide.”

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Live Updates From Chicago Teachers Strike Day 4: Elizabeth Warren Rallies Strikers; A $500 million Contract Cost

Union President Jesse Sharkey warned Monday that a quick settlement was now “not likely” and fewer members of its big bargaining team would attend negotiations on Tuesday.

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Union Reports Progress At Saturday Talks, But Mayor Says School Will Likely Be Canceled Monday

Bargaining between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union ended Saturday night with reports of continued progress on two key issues — class size caps and support staff — but a stall in three other critical areas.

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With Less Than A Week Before Strike, Chicago Sweetens Offer To Teachers; Union Calls It ‘Insulting’

“We have bent over backwards to meet CTU’s concerns," the mayor's office said in a statement. But the CTU called the offer "inequitable."