In the News ~ Oct. 31

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State officials: No more 'failing' schools this year - 2014 Illinois Report Card highlights •Average ISAT growth scores in reading decreased from 102.1 in 2013 to 99.4, and math increased from 101.4 in 2013 to 102.9. •54.3 percent of students ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 29

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Mundelein waits as teachers set to vote on tentative agreement - Teachers voted 122-13 to strike on Sept. 24, though the process was never started, then came out firing at an Oct. 20 Board of Education meeting. Now teachers are expected to vote on a ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 27

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Negotiations To Resume As Waukegan Teachers' Strike Continues - Negotiators return to the table at 10 a.m. Monday in search of a breakthrough in the strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60. Classes remain cancelled. Each side is hoping for big ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 24

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Waukegan Schools Won't Open Immediately, Even If Teachers Strike Ends ... CBS Local - ‎ Oct 24, 2014‎ Negotiations between the district and teachers adjourned 9 p.m. Thursday and were expected to resume at 10 a.m. Friday. “Today's 11 hour ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 23

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Skokie school remains closed as police continue threat investigation - A Skokie middle school will remain closed for a second day as authorities investigate a series of threatening Instagram posts delivered to sixth-grade students. Messages on the ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 22

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Teachers get most of their demands in proposed Hinsdale contract - Most of the Hinsdale High School District 86 teachers union's demands are being met in a new two-year contract expected to be ratified Monday by the school board. That's according to ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 21

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Contracts, Angry Parents To Greet Belvidere School Board - The board hoped to breath a collective sigh of relief, but the end of one contentious situation is being greeted with another. The Belvidere School Board meets tonight. They're expected to ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 20

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Teachers get most of their demands in proposed Hinsdale contract - Most of the Hinsdale High School District 86 teachers union's demands are being met in a new two-year contract expected to be ratified Monday by the school board. That's according to ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 17

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District 113A, bus drivers agree on new contract - The District 113A Board of Education approved a new contract with the district's bus drivers, custodians and maintenance workers during a Wednesday board meeting. The contract was passed unanimously ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 14

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District 86 reaches deal with teachers to avoid strike - Just days before a possible strike, Hinsdale High School District 86 and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement. Details of the agreement weren't released Thursday ... Read more

In the News – Oct. 9

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Judge will hear arguments next month that could speed pension reform ruling - A Sangamon County judge has agreed to hear arguments on why the state’s defense in the pension reform lawsuits is invalid, something that could ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 6

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Rockton teachers, school district meet with federal mediator (WREX (NBC) 13 Rockford © 10/08/2014) Another local school district finds itself embroiled in a labor dispute with its teachers. The Rockton School District announced it is meeting with ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 7

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Hinsdale D86 removes top teacher contract negotiators - After four hours of raucous, sometimes disparaging comments and pleading from the community to avoid a strike, the Hinsdale Township High School Board replaced two negotiators who've been ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 6

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Illinois school district faces bias complaint - The U.S. Education Department is investigating claims of racial discrimination against a black student in a northwestern Illinois school district.   Salary increase a sticking point in Dist. ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 3

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Restore 174's fight for District 205 school days continues - The Restore 174 movement hasn't gone away. In fact it's emptying its arsenal on the District 205 School Board by filing Freedom of Information Act requests, submitting grievances with the ... Read more

ISBE Announces Finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year

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2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year to be named Oct. 25 SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today announced the 12 finalists  for the 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year, who will be named during the “Those  Who Excel” banquet in ... Read more

In the News ~ Oct. 1

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State hears from both sides on Elgin charter school plan - Supporters of a proposal to create a charter school denied by Elgin Area School District U-46 took their case to a higher authority Tuesday. Members of the Illinois State Charter School ... Read more

White Eagle Elementary Teacher Recognized as Outstanding Economic Educator

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Naperville - Kerry DiFusco, White Eagle Elementary School, was recognized with the 3M Outstanding Economic Educator Award, sponsored by 3M and Econ Illinois. The award honors educators who have a sustained history of commitment and service to ... Read more

In the News ~ Sept. 30

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District 68, teachers' union announce tentative pact - The teachers' union, the Education Association, still has to ratify the pact and then the School Board has to approve it before it takes effect.   Kaneland teachers get 3.99 percent salary ... Read more

In the News ~ Sept. 29

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Foes pushing to kill school funding reform - Lawmakers and school leaders in suburban Chicago are trying to kill a school funding overhaul that could help hundreds of downstate districts. Top Democrats met over a proposal to divert money from wealthy ... Read more