Karen Lewis CTU head again
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district's plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term Friday, according to preliminary and still unofficial results released by the district.
Teachers union to file suits to stop Chicago school closings
A week before the Chicago Public Schools board is to vote on the closing of 53 elementary schools, the Chicago Teachers Union says it plans to file two federal lawsuits to stop the district.
Stymied in keeping schools open, CTU plans election, voter push
In an apparent acknowledgment that its efforts to stop the city from closing 54 schools have fallen short, the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday said it will launch a voter registration campaign and accelerate its political activities in an effort to "change the face of City Hall and the General Assembly."
Emanuel fires back at critics who say CPS closings racist
Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed his public schools chief amid charges that the plan to close 54 schools is racist, and leveled criticism at the Chicago Teachers Union for what he said was its inability to articulate an alternative to continuing with a failed status quo.
Loop rally, march target CPS closings
A rally to protest school closings led by the Chicago Teachers Union at Daley Plaza in the Loop got under way at about 4 p.m. Estimates from police about the crowd ranged from under a thousand people to 2,500 people.