Austin families uttered a sign of relief Thursday with the news that the Chicago Teachers Union had suspended its 11 day-strike and that classes for about 300,000 Chicago Public Schools students will resume Friday. Earlier this week, union delegates voted 364 to 242 to approve the 41-page, five-year agreement.
Marchanelle Flowers, who teaches at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy, and Samiena Singleton, who teaches at Howe Elementary School, were honored earlier this year during CPS’ teacher appreciation week.
The Westside Health Authority’s Good Neighbor Campaign honored the work being done by first responders and teachers. In all, five teachers and two first responders were celebrated at the May 14th event.