Amboy teacher returns from Gulf of Mexico

Pride of Public Education

Imagine trading in your Midwestern summer in the cornfields of Amboy for a scientific research trip in the Gulf of Mexico. That’s what local science teacher, Carol Schnaiter decided to do in order to bring her semester at sea to her students. From ... Read more

In the News ~ July 23

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Nameless 'teachers' vent at OTHS meeting - The Ottawa Township High School board and administration were slammed by a recitation of anonymous complaints read aloud at Monday's board meeting.   School districts work to comply with new law ... Read more

In the News ~ July 22

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Possibility of strikes looms at school  - Classes are set to start Aug. 13 in the Highland School District, but with labor negotiations with the district’s teachers, custodians and secretarial staff all seemly at impasses, how long students remain in ... Read more

In the News ~ July 21

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Consolidation of regional school superintendents' offices no simple matter  - Regional school superintendents say they’re still working out the kinks of how to merge offices and consolidate services before next summer. The process involves much more ... Read more

In the News ~ July 17

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District 205 Union Contract to Expire This Month - The Galesburg Education Association is hoping current contract negotiations can be resolved before their previous contract expires.   School board approves new teacher evaluation system (Alton ... Read more

In the News ~ July 16

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Our Opinion: Empower high schoolers to save lives  - Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time, and high schools certainly aren't off limits to the possibility.   Taxpayers need to know how much (Champaign News Gazette © ... Read more

In the News ~ July 15

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Hinsdale District 86 officials show their hand in teachers negotations - Hinsdale High School District 86 officials are taking an approach that is unusual for labor negotiations and disclosing what they say they’re offering district teachers as they ... Read more

In the News ~ July 14

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New Illinois law mandates catastrophic injury insurance for schools  - Although state law now mandates that high schools provide $3 million in catastrophic injury insurance over a five-year period to athletes, it provides no penalties for any schools ... Read more

In the News ~ July 10

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State Pays Schools On Time - Illinois has broken its streak of late grant payments to schools for the first time since 2007. State Superintendent Christopher Koch praised the news in a letter to school officials dated July 1. But Koch warned them not ... Read more

In the News ~ July 8

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D-86 board, teachers make progress but have yet to make deal  The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association and the District 86 Board of Education "made progress" during a four-and-a-half hour mediation session June 26, according to teachers' ... Read more

In the News ~ July 7

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A Closer Look at Illinois' Budget  The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy — but it didn't leave them empty-handed. Among expenses in the $35.7 billion spending plan, tucked into a document ... Read more

In the News ~ June 26

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Back to the Table: Teacher Contract Negotiations Resume Thursday (Hinsdale Patch.com © 06/26/2014) The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association and Dist. 86 school board head back to the table on Thursday to resume contract negotiations Teachers ... Read more

In the News ~ June 25

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Harris v. Quinn: A Personal View Huffington Post But a lawsuit brought by the right-wing National Right to Work Foundation, Harris v. Quinn, has been working its way through the courts and is due to be decided in the coming weeks by the Supreme ... Read more

In the News ~ June 24

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Unit 40 ratifies 3-year contract   After Unit 40 teachers worked through the 2013-14 school year without a contract, Effingham School Board voted unanimously to ratify a new contract with Effingham Classroom Teachers Association Monday. The ... Read more

In the News ~ June 23

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Monday round-up  SCOTUSblog (blog)-June 23, 2014  This week the Court moves into the home stretch: it is scheduled to issue opinions in argued cases today and on Wednesday and Thursday, with the possibility ...   And Then There Were 10: Final ... Read more

In the News ~ June 20

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Supreme Court could gut workers' unions  In Illinois, “Harris v. Quinn” has already been argued before the court, and as Justices weigh their opinions, labor activists are preparing for the ...    State News River Forest School District 90 ... Read more

In the News ~ June 19

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Here's the Lineup of Supreme Court Decisions Coming in the Next ...  Harris v. Quinn. The Supreme Court could hand down a decision in this case with extensive consequences for public sector unions. Illinois's home care workers are represented by ... Read more

In the News ~ June 18

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Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments in our communities (Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette © 06/18/2014) The Illinois State Board of Education, along with the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) and the Illinois Education Association (IEA), ... Read more

In the News ~ June 17

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Contract negotiations continue for D-86 board, teachers, as deadline approaches (Hinsdale Suburban Life © 06/16/2014) As Contract negotiations continue between the District 86 Board of Education and the Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, ... Read more

Teacher of Year gives life-changing gift to co-worker

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Woodbury Elementary School in Sandwich is filled with amazing teachers and staff.  In October 2013, second-grade teacher Pam Reilly was named 2014 Illinois Teacher of the Year. “It was humbling to receive this honor for a job I truly love and am ... Read more