Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school “reformers”

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Teachers have long been accustomed to “going along to get along” but increasingly are raising their voices to protest standardized test-based education reforms of the last decade that they see as harmful to students. In this post, Georgia teacher Ian ... Read more

IEA mourns loss of Judy Baar Topinka – Statement from President Klickna

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Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna: The Illinois Education Association today mourns the loss of a great public servant, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Throughout her long and illustrious career, Judy Baar Topinka was a great ... Read more

In the News – Dec. 5

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Murphysboro Teachers Discuss Contract Issues  Murphysboro educators are working through an ongoing contract dispute. On Thursday, the school district and teachers' union sat down to try and reach a new contract. A spokesperson for the Murphysboro ... Read more

In the News ~ Dec. 4

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U High ranked 55th in nation by education startup - University High School is Illinois' 13th best public high school and the 55th best in the nation, according to education startup Niche. The school earned an A+ in 2015 grades released by the company ... Read more

In the News ~ Dec. 3

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Nine sessions, no teacher contract in Oakwood - When the Oakwood 76 Education Association entered into contract negotiations with the school board last February, union representatives were hopeful that members would have a new deal by the end of the ... Read more

In the News ~ Dec. 1

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Illinois aims to get more kids walking to school - With the help of federal funding, Illinois is trying to get more children to walk and bike to school with projects including new and better sidewalks. The $5.9 million will go toward 58 projects ... Read more