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Increased Job Opportunities In Chicago For Special Education Teachers

Wendy Gonzales, teacher at Orozco Academy in Chicago, offers some insight into how an advanced degree, and additional specialization can help further a career in education.

22 hours ago

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State Considers Change In Special Needs Student Policy

Thousands of people are protesting a proposed change for special education classrooms.

09/18/2013

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State Board Of Education Could Lift Cap On Class Size For Special Ed

State law currently caps the number of special needs kids in classes catered to them (varies depending on disability), as well as requiring no more than 30 percent special ed students in general classes.

09/17/2013

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Continuing Education Helps Chicago Teacher Stay Up-To-Date With Learning Styles

A suburban kindergarten teacher discusses the importance of continuing education for teachers.

08/12/2013

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Need For Special-Ed Teachers Provides Opportunities For Millennials

Young people right out of college call it a crisis as the unemployment rate among the millennials is high. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there is a profession with lots of job openings, but the work is very demanding.

07/17/2013

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CPS Boss: Special Needs Students Will Keep Teachers After School Closings

The head of the Chicago Public School system has been trying to reassure parents of students with special needs that they won’t suffer if their current schools are consolidated or closed.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

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CPS Pledges To Invest In Schools That Receive Students From Closings

As the Chicago Public Schools prepares to announce its final list of schools that will be closed or consolidated at the end of the school year, district officials were promising investments for schools that receive affected students.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

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Downstate Teacher In Trouble Over Soiled Underwear Incident

A downstate special education teacher is in trouble with school officials, after ordering pupils to remove and present their underwear in order to find out who had soiled his pants.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

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Chicago Schools Cancel Classes For First Time Since 1999

Chicago Public Schools classes have been canceled for Wednesday–for the first time since 1999–as the Blizzard of 2011 blows into Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011