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by Ellyn Fortino
2:12pm
Tue May 17

Nabisco Workers To Protest Chicago Layoffs, Offshoring At Mondelez's Shareholders Meeting

Current and former Chicago Nabisco bakery workers and their supporters are set to protest Wednesday morning at Mondelez International's annual shareholders meeting in Lincolnshire. The workers are targeting the company over its decision to lay off 600 Chicago Nabisco bakery employees as it moves some production work to Mexico. 

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
4:42pm
Thu Mar 12, 2015

Mollison Elementary Parents Sound Off On PARCC Test, Demand School Improvements (VIDEO)

Public school parents on Chicago's South Side are speaking out against the controversial PARCC standardized test as well as overcrowding and other conditions in their children's school, Irvin C. Mollison Elementary.

Gathering Thursday morning outside Mollison, located at 4415 S. King Dr., community members and parents whose children have opted out of the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test said they want Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials "to answer to the disinvestment" at the school.

As part of the record number of school closings in 2013, CPS designated Mollison as the receiving school for the now-shuttered Anthony Overton Elementary School. According to parents, Mollision took in about 200 students from Overton.

"Closing and merging our schools has had a severe negative impact on our children," said Anna Jones, one of eight parents at the news conference. 

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
5:13am
Tue Mar 11, 2014

Chicago Teachers, Education Activists To CPS: “Stop Bullying Parents And Students” Over ISAT Opt-Out

    Chicago public school educators and activists rallied Monday afternoon to support teachers who have refused to administer the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and parents who have opted their students out of the exam.

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by Ellyn Fortino
10:54pm
Fri Feb 28, 2014

Chicago's Drummond Elementary School Teachers Announce Plans To Boycott ISAT

A group of teachers at Thomas Drummond Elementary School in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood have decided to boycott the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), which is scheduled to be administered next week.

Drummond, a magnet montessori school, is now the second public school in the city where teachers have decided to boycott the two-week test, to be administered Monday through March 14. Earlier this week, teachers at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy announced they would not be administering the ISAT, which is taken by third through eighth graders.

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