Teachers Strike Looming In Prospect HeightsA strike would affect about 1,600 students in pre-K through 8th grade at four schools in the northwest suburb.
Urban Prep Teachers Claim They Were Fired For UnionizingSixteen teachers who claim they were fired from Urban Prep Academies charter schools for union activities staged a demonstration in the Loop on Friday, attempting to pressure the school to reverse their dismissals.
Drop In First-Time Teacher Licenses Has Indiana Facing ShortageIndiana 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.
Critics Want Law Changed To Reduce Pension Boosts For Retiring TeachersCitizen 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.
1st Grade Teacher At Gillespie School Receives Golden Apple AwardGolden Apple Excellence in Teaching award winners are being announced this week, and among the first teacher on the city's South Side.
Confusion Continues Over Standardized Testing In ChicagoDespite 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?
Justice Department: Pregnant Teachers Illegally Fired At Scammon ElementaryPregnant 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.
Waukegan Teachers Strike Continues; Threat Looms In HinsdaleA teachers strike in Waukegan continued this week after negotiations failed to yield an agreement with the school district.
Indiana Approves Controversial 'Career Specialist' Teaching PermitThe 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.
STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM EducatorsThe 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.
5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help WithSeasoned instructors share the essentials for your child's transition back to the classroom.
CPS Laying Off 1,150 Teachers And Clerical StaffChicago 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.