Vote On Proposal To Arm Illinois Teachers Creates DivisionThe proposal would give school districts the option to allow highly trained teachers and staff to carry guns into schools.
Officials To Vote Saturday On Whether To Arm TeachersA key vote on Saturday could pave the way for Illinois teachers to carry guns in schools.
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.
School Administrators Plan Push To Overhaul Public SchoolsA group of school administrators has outlined a plan to change curricula and modify some hiring practices, in an effort to improve school performance; but overhauling school funding has proven to be a thorny issue.
Schools Worry About Covering Teacher Pension CostsPublic 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.
State Board Of Ed Weighs Cutting Bus Service RequirementLocal school districts could find themselves further strapped for dollars if the state Board of Education goes ahead and changes the rules on busing students.