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Drop In First-Time Teacher Licenses Has Indiana Facing Shortage

Indiana is facing a big teacher shortage, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter. There’s been a 63 percent drop in the number of licenses being handed out to first time teachers in the last few years.

07/13/2015

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Critics Want Law Changed To Reduce Pension Boosts For Retiring Teachers

Citizen advocates have called for changes in a state law allowing local school boards to use big pay raises to boost the pensions of retiring teachers.

05/27/2015

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1st Grade Teacher At Gillespie School Receives Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching award winners are being announced this week, and among the first teacher on the city’s South Side.

05/11/2015

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Confusion Continues Over Standardized Testing In Chicago

Despite state and federal pressure, Chicago is delaying new standardized tests for 90 percent of CPS. The question remains: Will the city and CPS stick to their guns?

02/24/2015

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Justice Department: Pregnant Teachers Illegally Fired At Scammon Elementary

Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school were fired in violation of the law when they announced their pregnancies, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

12/23/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike in October. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers Strike Continues; Threat Looms In Hinsdale

A teachers strike in Waukegan continued this week after negotiations failed to yield an agreement with the school district.

10/06/2014

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Indiana Approves Controversial ‘Career Specialist’ Teaching Permit

The Indiana State Board of Education has stirred a lively debate after opening the door for those without teacher’s licenses to get jobs teaching high school classes.

09/05/2014

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STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM Educators

The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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CPS Laying Off 1,150 Teachers And Clerical Staff

Chicago Public Schools officials have sent layoff notices to 550 teachers and 600 clerical support staff, but said the teachers will be able to apply for other open jobs with the district for next school year.

06/26/2014

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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

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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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