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In the News: CPS, union set to reject arbitrator's report
Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union this week are both expected to reject an arbitrator's fact-finding report, which recommends a double-digit salary hike that both sides agree could force teacher layoffs and larger class sizes, according to sources close to the negotiations, the Tribune reports.
Sun-Times reporter Fran Spielman says the heat on Mayor Emanuel, though, may grow hotter if teachers go on strike.
More Chicago Public Schools students are meeting state standards than ever before, according to preliminary test results. But the overall increase was the smallest it's been in years, just 0.9 percentage points up from last year. (WBEZ)
Twenty principals and assistant principals are among 26 current and former Chicago Public Schools employees who provided false income information on applications to get their children into the federal free or reduced-price lunch program, according to CPS Inspector General James Sullivan. (Tribune)
Chicago teachers best paid, or not, depending who you ask. (Sun-Times)
IN THE NATION
An Indianapolis Star examination of the issue found that Indiana lacks accountability measures found in some other states — a scenario some fear will lead to a proliferation of underperforming virtual schools. (Indianapolis Star)
With a loss of some 100,000 members in the past two years—and more expected—the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, is striving to buttress its political clout. (Education Week)