Posts tagged "Chicago"

Chicago Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Chicago has passed an ordinance requiring that all employers whose business is located within the city limits or who has licensing agreements with the city provide their employees with paid sick leave.

Report Finds 3 of the Largest School Districts Hire More Security Officers than School Counselors

A new report finds that three of the five largest school districts in the country have more security officers on payroll than school counselors. In each of these districts, students of color make up the majority of the student body.

Chicago Teachers Awarded $280,000 in Damages for Pregnancy Discrimination

Eight women who were fired from their teaching positions following the announcements of their pregnancies will receive nearly $300,000 in damages and back pay.
Chicago Activists Continue Hunger Strike to Save Predominately Black Public High School

Chicago Activists Continue Hunger Strike to Save Predominately Black Public High School

Chicago residents have entered the second week of their hunger strike protesting the closure of Dyett High School.
Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint

Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint

Chicago public schools and the Office for Civil rights reached an agreement late last week to provide equal athletic opportunity for boys and girls.
Tennessee and Chicago Move Forward with Plans for Free Community College

Tennessee and Chicago Move Forward with Plans for Free Community College

Many Americans had not heard of the proposal to make 2 years of community college free until President Obama’s State of the Union address. Tennessee and Chicago, however, have long been working to make this plan a reality for their students.
HAPPENING NOW: #RJat20 Conversation Celebrates 20 Years of Reproductive Justice Work and Its Future

HAPPENING NOW: #RJat20 Conversation Celebrates 20 Years of Reproductive Justice Work and Its Future

Reproductive justice advocates are currently convening in Chicago for the Reproductive Justice Leadership Summit & 20th Anniversary Celebration. We're following the conversation on Twitter- here are some snippets!
The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Fighting for the Schools Our Students Deserve

The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Fighting for the Schools Our Students Deserve

UPDATE – Wednesday, September 19: The Chicago Teachers Union voted yesterday to end their strike and agreed today to a tentative offer put forward by the city of Chicago.  The agreement includes, among other things, an increase in pay for teachers, shorter school days, increased funding for music, art, and physical education classes as well...