Chicago Faith Leaders Show Support For CPS Teachers Hesitant To Return To Class Because Of COVIDThey say the pressure on teachers to return to classrooms is heartbreaking.
CPS Teachers Instruct Students From Outside School Board President's Home, Saying They Want Buildings To Be Safe Before ReturningCPS in-person learning for kindergarten through eight grade students is set to resume on February 1.
'We Can Only Do So Much:' Teachers Mourn Pregnant Teen Shot Dead In Gage Park, Express Worry About ViolenceLizette Mata, 16, is among Chicago’s latest young victims of gun violence – she was killed this past Thursday night in Gage Park.
Teachers Demand Switch To Remote Learning At Chicago Archdiocese Schools Amid COVID-19 PandemicSome Chicago Catholic school teachers are demanding an end to in-school learning, at least near-term.
Teachers Now Allowed To Count E-Learning Toward License RenewalMany Illinois educators are facing the challenge of meeting requirements to renew their licenses.
'I Miss Them So Much': Husband And Wife Teacher Duo Rearranging Life At Home To Keep Teaching Students“Now I don’t have the projector in my classroom, and the chalkboard, so I have to use the online version of the math book and the tools,” Kerry Rejczyk said.
Pritzker, Education Leaders Introduce 'Act Of God' Days Amid COVID-19 Absences"These are unprecedented times, but we are all together with the goal of caring for students. Our organizations are truly inspired by the phenomenal cooperation shown across the state and encourage all of our members to be reasonable, creative, and generous while determining what’s best for our students in Illinois."
Despite Being Cleared By DCFS, Multiple Suspended CPS Workers Kept On Paid LeaveA CBS 2 inquiry sparked by an investigation into spending on suspended Chicago Public School employees led to some surprising statistics from Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services.
Bears Wide Receiver Allen Robinson Gives Teachers Back-To-School Shopping SpreeAfter the Bears’ practice at Halas Hall on Tuesday, wide receiver Allen Robinson surprised 25 teachers with a shopping spree.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Law Increasing Minimum Salary For Illinois TeachersIn an effort to address a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. JB Pritzker has signed legislation gradually raising the minimum salary for Illinois teachers to $40,000 a year.
Nominations For Illinois Top Teacher, Education Boosters OpenThe Illinois State Board of Education is accepting nominations for key awards for top teachers and community members who aid schools.
Where Do Suspended CPS Employees Go While Under Investigation? Some Were Placed In School BuildingsSome suspended CPS employees are immediately sent home while the district investigates, but accused teachers – up until a few months ago – were sent to CPS network offices.
Young Teachers Opt For Chicago-Area, Leaving Downstate Areas With A ShortageYoung educators are more attracted to Chicago and surrounding areas for certain quality-of-life aspects. The salaries also tend to be higher in Chicago's suburbs.
Geneva Teachers, Students To Return To School Tuesday As Teacher Strike EndsThousands of students and teachers will return to school in Geneva Tuesday as teachers are heading back to the classroom after nearly a week on the picket line.
Deal Reached In Acero Charter School StrikeThe strike, which started Tuesday, is officially over meaning that 500 school employees at 15 Acero charter schools will be back to work.