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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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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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