Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago

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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."

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Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Set Strike Authorization Vote For Sept. 26

If three-quarters of the union’s members agrees then to authorize a strike, teachers could walk out by Oct. 7.

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Chicago Promised Her A New Preschool Building — Then Cut Funding For The Children

It is among several community child care centers suddenly and inexplicably losing funding, despite a pledge by two successive Chicago mayors to invest more in early learning.

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Lori Lightfoot Moves To Disband Chicago’s School Board, Setting Up Major Shift

Lightfoot, who was sworn in Monday, campaigned on a promise to support a switch from a school board appointed by the mayor to one selected by the public.