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Aspiring teachers could get more shots at basic skills test

Aspiring teachers are expected to get more chances to pass the state’s basic skills test for educators. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Prosecutors: Teacher`s aide posed as teen to meet girls online

A 34-year-old aide at a northwest suburban school for special-needs children is behind bars for going online posing as a teen to meet young girls, prosecutors claim. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Woman charged in Brother Rice teacher`s murder

An Ohio woman with a history of prostitution was charged Saturday in stabbing death of Brother Rice High School business teacher Alan Filan in his home, police announced in a news release. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Cops: Suspect Arrested In Brother Rice Teacher’s Murder

(STMW) – Orland Park police said Friday they have a suspect in custody in the stabbing death of Brother Rice High School business teacher Alan Filan, the Southtown Star is reporting. Police said the suspect was an acquaintance of Filan, who was found dead Tuesday in the kitchen of his home in the southwest suburb. […]

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CPS to use TIF funds for teachers

Chicago Public Schools said it will tap into $ 21.5 million in surplus tax increment financing funds to hire extra teachers for arts and daily physical education classes. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law

Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law The lawsuit is the first of what could be many filed on behalf of state workers, university employees, lawmakers and teachers outside Chicago. The legal challenge argues the law, which limits cost-of-living increases, raises retirement ages for many … Full News here – Read more […]

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Controversial Illinois school poll tells what students and teachers really think

Tribune analysis shows statewide picture that officials would not release in the fallAcross Illinois, sixth- through 12th-graders were asked some simple but revealing questions on a statewide survey: Does your teacher ask difficult questions in class? What about on tests? Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Non-tenured CPS teachers rated under new system

Evaluation based in part on student performanceFor the first time, Chicago Public Schools released teacher evaluations Tuesday based in part on student test scores, but the new assessments for 2012-2013 did not show striking changes from the previous year. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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TFA To Chicago Teachers: Our Recruits Will Not Replace You

Teach for America wants people to know that its recruits will not replace laid off Chicago Public School teachers. Amid allegations that TFA recruits could replace some of the 1,036 teachers that have recently been laid off due to budgetary shortfalls, the executive director for the group’s Chicago region is speaking out to clear up […]

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CPS layoffs a ‘bloodbath,’ Chicago Teachers Union says

More than 2,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff will find out soon they no longer have job. Full News here – Chicago news and local news video for the Chicago area from WLS-TV ABC7 Chicago

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CPS to lay off 2,113 teachers, staff; CTU calls it ‘a bloodbath’

Chicago Public Schools officials announced late Thursday that 2,113 teachers and other employees would be laid off Friday, largely due to a giant pension obligation increase that’s straining the system. Of those being laid off, 1,077 are support staff and 1,036 are teachers. The laid off teachers represent about four percent of last year’s total […]

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CPS to lay off 1,036 teachers

Citing a $ 1 billion budget deficit, Chicago Public Schools will lay off more than 2,000 employees, more than a 1,000 of them teachers, the district said Thursday night.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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CPS lays off more than 2,000, including 1,000 teachers

Latest round follows 855 job cuts last monthCiting a $ 1 billion budget deficit, Chicago Public Schools will lay off more than 2,000 employees, more than 1,000 of them teachers, the district said Thursday night. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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CPS confirms layoffs affecting more than 2,000 teachers, staff

CPS will lay off more than 2,000 employees on Friday, citing budget cuts and declining enrollment. Full News here – Chicago news and local news video for the Chicago area from WLS-TV ABC7 Chicago

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