Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago
Despite the strike, the network assured families that the four affected schools would remain open for the 2,200 students enrolled.
The Englewood neighborhood provides an example of how decisions on schools can bring a community hope — and despair.
The Chicago’s teachers union delivered a 75-item list of contract demands to the city. The current contract expires at the end of June, after Emanuel’s successor takes office;
Currently, only 15 Chicago high schools offer the AP Capstone program, and most of them are the city’s selective enrollment schools.
In years past, the numbers have been used to help justify school closings.
Their gains could foreshadow next year’s citywide contract negotiations — between the Chicago Teachers Union, with its contract expiring in June, and Chicago Public Schools.
From Missed Meetings To Children Home Alone, Chicago Families Feel The Strain Of Ongoing Acero Charter Strike
The strike has displaced more than 7,000 children whose parents were advised to keep their children home or find child care.
Shortly after midnight, union officials said the strike would extend a third day with plans to double shifts on picket lines.