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U-46 teachers approve new contract

The U-46 school board is expected to vote Monday on a contract agreement for 2014-17 with the Elgin Teachers Association, officials say. The roughly 2,500 association members approved the agreement Friday; the vote was 1,292 in favor of the 2014-17 while 587 opposed it, according a news release from the district. Full News here – […]

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U-46 teachers urge district to reconsider breakfast program

Elgin Area School District U-46 teachers are trying to revive a program that provides students with a free breakfast in their classrooms at the start of the school day. District leaders discontinued the Breakfast in the Classroom pilot program in June, saying it cut into instruction time. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Pension payments delayed to retired Chicago teachers

Retired Chicago Public Schools teachers did not receive the scheduled electronic deposit of their August pension payments on Friday, the pension fund said. The money should show up by Tuesday, but teachers who need the money sooner can pick up a check in person. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Computer glitch delays teachers’ pension deposits; checks can be picked up at Loop office

Retired Chicago Public Schools teachers did not receive the scheduled electronic deposit of their August pension payments on Friday, the pension fund said. The money should show up by Tuesday, but teachers who need the money sooner can pick up a check in person. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Major teachers union backs Quinn over Rauner

The Illinois Education Association, one of the state’s two major teacher’s unions, voted today to endorse Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – Clout Street

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Event honors educators who nurture and prepare UChicago students to become teachers

The University of Chicago’s Office of College Admissions recently hosted its annual Outstanding Educator Dinner to honor high school teachers, counselors and principals who provided exceptional guidance and support to students who recently completed their first year in the College. “We asked students to nominate an educator who has changed them challenged them, or helped […]

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Lucille ‘Jackie’ Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

Lucille “Jackie” Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Teachers union boss: Contract talks likely to extend into mayoral campaign

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis made clear Monday that the union is not likely to agree to an extension of a three-year contract signed after a seven-day strike in September 2012, opening the door to a confrontation over a new contract during next year’s mayoral race. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Teachers union boss: Contract talks likely to extend into mayoral campaign

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis made clear Monday that the union is not likely to agree to an extension of a three-year contract signed after a seven-day strike in September 2012, opening the door to a confrontation over a new contract during next year’s mayoral race. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Teachers’ union boss: Contract talks likely to extend into mayoral election year

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said today that the union likely will not agree to a one-year extension on the three-year contract that was signed after a seven-day strike in September 2012. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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US Teachers Nowhere As Diverse As Their Students

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap” at elementary […]

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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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