Aurora police say fired 45-year-old employee Gary Martin killed the five coworkers with a handgun Friday afternoon at a manufacturing warehouse.
The man, police said, also shot five police officers in the shooting at Henry Pratt Co.
“The boycott will not remain just with 200 teachers. It will expand . . . We shall march, if necessary,” Jackson said.
About 100 Chicago Teachers Union Members blocked the entrances to 1 N. Wacker to bring their grievances to the office of a CICS executive.
With Day 6 of the CICS teacher strike wrapping up, it’s become the longest-ever charter work stoppage.
The Illinois State Board of Education announced an adjusted testing format last week, a month before the testing window “tentatively” opens March 11.
A nearly $600 million improvement in the district’s finances last year won’t change its grade with Standard & Poor’s.
The alleged confrontation happened about 7:35 a.m. outside CICS Wrightwood Elementary on the Southwest Side.
“We’ll be on strike until our class sizes are smaller,” CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates said as more than 100 members picketed Tuesday.
For years, Noble’s policy against anything other than “a natural human hair color,” had drawn protests from students and groans from teachers.
Teachers from Chicago International Charter School hit the picket line Tuesday at four campuses, affecting more than 2,200 students.
Many diehard fans bemoaned the team’s decision to abandon the paper tickets they cherish as mementos, in favor of electronic passes.
Teachers were supposed to submit grades by Friday, but the cancelation of classes forced some schools to reschedule exams for next week.
The district closed out last fiscal year with $324 million in surplus funds, but still faces mountains of debt and pension obligations.