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.
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.
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.
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.
School administrators and Mayor Emanuel continued to blame budget problems and the unsettled pension crisis in Springfield for the job cuts.
The layoffs include 1,036 teachers, of which 545 are tenured, and 1,077 non-teachers.
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.
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.
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.
A few ways teachers can take that crushing anguish they’ve acquired while fighting for their communities and relieve it just the tiniest bit.
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.
There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.
The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.
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.
Teachers in Community Consolidated School District 46 in far north suburban Grayslake are being asked to take a pay freeze.
The Geneva Education Association apparently has declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board, and administration officials were surprised to hear it.
Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?
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.
Teachers walked off the job Oct. 2, but contract negotiations have occurred regularly since then.
Union representatives for Evergreen Park School District 124 teachers left contract negotiations late Monday and said members will strike Tuesday.