September 17, 2012 The city argues that the strike is prohibited by state law. Teachers want more time to consider a tentative contract. One of the key issues concerns an evaluation system that bases much of teachers' pay on students' standardized test scores.
September 14, 2012 Negotiators for the Chicago teachers union and the public school system appear closer to a possible contract agreement, but the strike continues for a fifth day.
September 13, 2012 There may be good progress toward settling the Chicago teachers' strike. Both sides say they have hope school children can return to the classroom on Friday. The city offered a concession to address the union's opposition to the proposed teacher evaluation system.