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Days after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to approve a new five-year contract with the city, the Chicago Board of Education is expected to follow suit at its regular monthly meeting this week.

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Chicago Teachers Union members ended their strike last month after 11 missed days of class. (WTTW News)

Two weeks after ending their historic work stoppage, more than 25,000 rank-and-file Chicago Teachers Union members ratified their new contract with the city.

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The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 hold a massive demonstration in the Loop on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 -- day five of the Chicago teachers strike. (WTTW News)

The Chicago Teachers Union’s 11-day strike is suspended, but it’s not officially over until rank-and-file members vote to ratify a five-year tentative contract agreement reached with the city. That vote begins Thursday.

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Chicago Teachers Union members ended their strike last week after 11 missed days of class. (WTTW News)

The school district says it will spread five make-up days across the rest of the year. CPS Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade joins us to discuss the 11-day strike, recent negotiations and a new teachers contract.

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The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 hold a massive demonstration in the Loop on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 -- day five of the Chicago teachers strike. (WTTW News)

Smaller class sizes and more counselors and nurses. We discuss the changes coming to Chicago Public Schools if teachers ratify a new five-year contract.

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Chicago teachers return to school. A state lawmaker resigns after a federal bribery charge. Trump knocks Chicago during his first visit to the city as president. And the David Ross era begins for the Cubs.

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Students return to class on Friday Nov. 1, 2019 at Roswell B. Mason Elementary School on the South Side after a Chicago Teachers Union strike closed schools for 11 days. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that is expected to shape education in the city for the next five years.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks about the Chicago Teachers Union strike during a press conference at City Hall on Thursday morning, Oct. 31, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago Public Schools students will return to class Friday following the district’s longest teachers strike in more than 30 years. What finally brought an end to the 11-day standoff. 

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Chicago Teachers Union members hold a rally at the Lincoln Yards development on day nine of the strike, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (WTTW News)

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union won’t head back to school Thursday morning and their strike will last at least one more day after the union’s House of Delegates accepted a tentative agreement with the city, but refused to return to work.

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Who will be the political winners and losers of the Chicago teachers strike? Our politics team digs into that story and more in our weekly roundtable.

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Chicago Teachers Union members hold a rally at the Lincoln Yards development on day nine of the strike, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (WTTW News)

An internal Chicago Teachers Union document obtained by WTTW News shows the union would agree to a five-year contract if the mayor agrees to stop blocking the passage of an elected school board bill in Springfield and “getting back our bargaining rights.”

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Despite a lot of back-and-forth, negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and city negotiators appear to be deadlocked. An update on day nine of the strike from CTU headquarters.

CTU delegates to meet Tuesday, but no tentative agreement reached

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks about the ongoing teachers strike on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, the ninth day of the work stoppage. (WTTW News)

On the ninth day of the teachers strike, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says negotiations have been held up by additional demands from the Chicago Teachers Union for more prep time and new legislative proposals.

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Two Chicago Public Schools principals talk about the strike from their perspective – and what it will take to pick up the pieces when it eventually ends.

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Striking Chicago Public Schools teachers carry signs on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, day eight of the Chicago teachers strike. (WTTW News)

The Chicago Teachers Union strike has surpassed its 2012 work stoppage in terms of missed school days. An update on negotiations from Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Teachers Union leaders.

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Striking teachers at Chicago Public Schools gather outside a CPS school on the city’s North Side on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, day eight of the Chicago teachers strike. (WTTW News)

While city negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday with striking members of SEIU Local 73, a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union has remained elusive.

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