The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools announced this
afternoon an interim agreement that will let Mayor Rahm Emanuel go
forward with his desired seven-hour school day, while also more or less maintaining the workload of teachers.
Both CTU President Karen Lewis and Emanuel billed the compromise as a breakthrough victory.
agreement does not necessarily mean that the two sides are close to
reaching a deal on a new contract, but it does set precise 2013-14
school day guidelines and also lets up to 477 laid off teachers return
to work. Read more »