Chicago teachers return to school

by Dillon Mack

On Wednesday, the 625 schools closed due to the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike re-opened after the union voted to suspend the strike.  After missing seven days due to the protest, teachers reached a tentative agreement with the Mayor about the changes in their contracts.  The deal reached will change the way in which teachers are evaluated, as well as give teachers a 10% pay increase over a four year period.  A stipulation was also in the contract that would give teachers who were laid off first-round picks at job openings anywhere in the district.

The parents and volunteers who have been picking up the slack for the past week and a half are taking a sigh of relief as their kids are returning to school.

For a more in depth view, read CPS teacher’s strike draws to a close.

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