CHICAGO -- The House of Delegates for the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today, and could set a date for a strike.
The union is planning to hold a strike authorization vote.
At least 75 percent of its members would need to vote in favor of a strike, for there to be one.
Some union leaders want teachers to walk off the job next month, if a deal can't be reached by then.
Teachers have been working without a contract since last summer.
Both sides return to the negotiation table Thursday.
The meeting comes on the same day Chicago Public Schools released its first-ever progress report on the district.
The CPS freshman on-track rate rose from 84.1 percent in 2015 to 87.4 percent in 2016, which is a record high for the district. The figure is said to be strong indicator of future graduation rates.
The district’s attendance rate was 93.4 percent in 2016, also a record high for CPS.
CPS showed a steady decline in the dropout rate from 11.2 percent in 2011 to 6.8 percent this year.