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Chicago police arrest two dozen at school closing protest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police arrested about two dozen people on Monday who were protesting against the planned closure of 54 schools in the country's third-largest school district, ahead of a planned Wednesday vote on the matter. Full story

Chicago Teachers' Strike Ends

   Rehema Ellis, NBC News, reports students will be returning to the classroom as teachers vote to end their strike in the Windy City.

Striking Chicago teachers get support from parents

   Hundreds of parents says that 'stand behind' striking Chicago teachers, as the union prepares to vote on new contract proposal. WMAQ's Emily Florez reports.

Chicago Teachers' Strike: Politics Over Progress?

   NBC's Rehema Ellis discusses the latest news from the Chicago teachers strike. And are Chicago teachers striking for the wrong reasons? Jared Bernstein, former chief economist to VP Biden, and Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute, offer insight.

Conservative group compares teachers strike to de-segregation

   The right-wing group “Center for Union Facts” took out a full page ad in USA Today comparing the strike in Chicago to school de-segregation efforts in the 1960s.  Rev. Al Sharpton explains.

Day 3 of Chicago Teachers' Strike

   350,000 kids are still out of class in Chicago, while teachers are rallying on the streets. Is it time for President Obama to intervene? Senator Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), provides perspective. Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation, and Michael Petr...

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"This is a strike that didn't have to happen," says Timothy Knowles, Urban Education Institute director, discussing Chicago's teachers' strike and education reform in America.

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks during a protest in Chicago
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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks during a protest in Chicago March 27, 2013. Thousands of demonstrators rallied in downtown Chicago on Wednesday to protest the city's plan to close 54 public schools, primarily in Hispanic and African-American neighborhoods. The closings, which th

Chicago Teacher's Strike Enters Second Week
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Striking Chicago public school teachers picket outside of the Jose De Diego Community Academy on September 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tennille Evans celebrates the end of the Chicago teacher strike
Tennille Evans celebrates the end of the Chicago teacher strike

Tennille Evans, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates, celebrates after the delegates voted to suspend the strike against the school district Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Chicago. The city's teachers agreed to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines, e