Sun September 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Chicago Teachers To Meet About New Contract, Possibly End Strike

Originally published on Sun September 16, 2012 8:37 pm

Striking Chicago teachers and their supporters attend a rally at Union Park Saturday in Chicago.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Update at 8:03 p.m.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wills seek a court order to end the teachers strike, and that the strike is illegal under state law.

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Sat September 15, 2012
The Spotlight: Education

The Spotlight: Left Behind, Dropping Out

Every year, more than a million kids drop out of school. Without a diploma, these kids will have a tough time succeeding. But the problem starts much earlier than high school.

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Sat September 15, 2012
Around the Nation

Chicago Teachers Rally With Deal In The Works

Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 8:55 am



This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. The Chicago Teachers Union and city school officials have reportedly reached what they call a framework for an agreement that would end a five-day teacher strike. The walkout has shut down school for 350,000 students this week. They could be back in class as early as Monday.

We're joined now by NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez. Claudio, thanks for being with us.


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Fri September 14, 2012

New School Year Brings Tough Lessons In Spain

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 8:55 pm

Parents take their children to School No. 103 on the first day of the new school year in Valencia, Spain, on Sept. 7. Spanish students, parents and teachers are feeling the pinch of the ongoing European debt crisis.
Heino Kalis Reuters/Landov

Spain is slashing spending to try to avoid a European bailout, and one of the biggest victims of budget cuts has been public education. Schools across Spain reopened this week with bigger classes, fewer teachers and increased fees for things like school lunch and books — placing a heavy burden on many families.

Conchi Redondo blows kisses at her three daughters after dropping them off on the first day of school in Madrid, the Spanish capital. She smiles and waves at the girls, but privately, she's worried.

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Fri September 14, 2012

CSU Planning For Future Without State Funding

Colorado State University President Tony Frank delivers his 2012 Fall Address, September 13, 2012.
Colorado State University

Colorado State University President Tony Frank is warning of a future without state funding for higher education within 10 years if Colorado doesn't change the way it manages its resources.

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