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.
No School Again As First U.S. Charter School Strike Continuesor more than 7,000 Chicago students there is no school again Wednesday as the first ever U.S. charter school strike continues.
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.
Teacher: I Was Fired Over 'No Zeros' Grading Policy For Kids Who Didn't Do HomeworkA teacher in Florida says she was fired for refusing to give students grades on homework that wasn't turned in.
Teacher Says He Was Suspended For Serving Pancakes During State TestA middle school teacher in Pennsylvania is reportedly heading back to work just days after he was suspended for serving his students pancakes during a state exam.
West Chicago Teachers "Working To Terms" Until New Contract Is Reached Teachers for West Chicago Community High School are taking a job action short of a strike, for now, as they try to negotiate a contract with District 94.
Noble Charter School Staff Seek To UnionizeTeachers at the Noble Network of Charter School told their employer they intend to unionize at the city’s largest charter school network.