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Little Village Teachers, Parents To Boycott ISAT

Teachers at a Little Village school are joining a growing effort to boycott the upcoming Illinois Standards Achievement Test, saying students are over-tested, and the ISAT is no longer of any use to the children who take it.

02/26/2014

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School Hustles Kids, Staff Out Door After Recent Nearby Gun Violence

Dulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet Ave., has told staffers to clear the building and parking lot immediately after school is dismissed. Teachers were told to exit with their students and leave the school.

09/13/2013

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Parents Upset Over Delay In Removing Teachers For Inappropriate Relationships

Angry parents met with the principal of a Rogers Park elementary school Thursday morning, after two female staffers were removed from classrooms, due to allegations of inappropriate conduct with underage students.

09/12/2013

Jordan Elementary School. (Credit: CBS)

2 Staffers At Rogers Park School Removed Amid Misconduct Allegations

Two staff members, including a teacher, have been removed from a local elementary school over allegations of misconduct. CBS 2 has learned it may involve inappropriate conduct with minors.

09/11/2013

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Chicago Teacher Layoffs Generate Outrage, Sadness

School administrators and Mayor Emanuel continued to blame budget problems and the unsettled pension crisis in Springfield for the job cuts.

07/19/2013

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CPS Set To Lay Off More Than 2,000 Employees

The layoffs include 1,036 teachers, of which 545 are tenured, and 1,077 non-teachers.

07/18/2013

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Schools Worry About Covering Teacher Pension Costs

Public school administrators told lawmakers Thursday that some local districts would have to raise property taxes if legislators vote to have them cover the cost of teacher pensions.

05/10/2013

Opponents of the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 53 schools protest outside May Elementary Academy on the West Side, one of the schools targeted for closure. (Credit: CBS)

Massive School-Closing Protest March Planned

Chicago teachers are in the planning stages of a massive three-day walk to protest a decision to close 53 schools. Participants plan to march to each of the targeted buildings on May 18, 19 and 20.

05/09/2013

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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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3 Ways Teachers Can Blow Off Rahm-Induced Stress

A few ways teachers can take that crushing anguish they’ve acquired while fighting for their communities and relieve it just the tiniest bit.

03/28/2013

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Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.

03/19/2013

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Parents, Teachers Rally To Save Neighborhood Schools

There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.

01/19/2013

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Teachers Union: No Sane Person Wants Teachers To Carry Guns In Class

The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

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Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

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Grayslake Teachers Asked To Take Pay Freeze

Teachers in Community Consolidated School District 46 in far north suburban Grayslake are being asked to take a pay freeze.

10/23/2012

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Geneva School Officials Surprised At Teachers’ Contract Impasse

The Geneva Education Association apparently has declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board, and administration officials were surprised to hear it.

10/13/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

Evergreen Park teachers picket on Thursday. (CBS)

No Deal For Evergreen Park Schools

Teachers walked off the job Oct. 2, but contract negotiations have occurred regularly since then.

10/08/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers

Union: Evergreen Park Teachers Will Strike On Tuesday

Union representatives for Evergreen Park School District 124 teachers left contract negotiations late Monday and said members will strike Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

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