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We Need to Support Teachers

By Isabelle Davis

September 18, 2012

As students at Niles West, it's hard for us to imagine what going to a (non-magnet) Chicago Public School would be like. It's hard to imagine the overcrowded classrooms. It's hard to imagine the hundreds of students who haven't learned Eng...

CPS Strike is Unnecessary

By Ivana Kosir

September 12, 2012

It's day four of the teachers' strike in Chicago, and regardless of what politicians might say, negotiations aren't near completion. For those of you who don't know, on Monday, Sept. 10, Chicago Public School teachers wen...

Union, School Board to Begin Teacher Contract Negotiations

By Ivana Kosir

February 29, 2012

Negotiations for the teachers' contract are scheduled to begin in March, and potential changes may be in effect for Niles West students in the 2012-2013 school year. Two teams consisting of members of the teachers' Union, NTFT, and the administr...

Committee Studies School-Day Schedule

By Ivana Kosir

September 19, 2011

A School Day Study Committee consisting of parents, teachers, students, and administrators has been assembled to study various school day schedules and possibly change Niles West's schedule for the 2012-2013 school year. The...

School Board and NTFT Agreement Passed

By Rozy Kanjee

April 5, 2011

After months of negotiation, the school board and NTFT union came to a final decision on Monday, March 21 regarding the restructuring plan for the school year 2011-2012. The newly revised agreement entails a majority of the same points from...

Students Walk Out for Collective Bargaining Rights

By Rozy Kanjee

March 17, 2011

  Holding signs that read "Teachers+Students=Solidarity" and "Union Rights are Human Rights," more than 300 Niles West students walked out before 8th period yesterday to support collective bargaining rights not only for District 219, but Wisconsin, Indiana, and 22 other states. Seniors Alex Knorr and Eric Krikori...

Tentative Agreement between the Board and Union Reached

By Rozy Kanjee

March 1, 2011

A tentative agreement between the administration and the teachers' union has been reached, regarding the dismissal of 10 tenured teachers, according to school board president Bob Silverman. If passed by the board and union, the 10 tenured teachers who...