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The agreement boosts teacher pay an average 3.52 percent in the first year, 2.73 percent in the second, 2.91 percent in the third and 2.92 percent in the fourth. Those raises encompass base salary increases and so-called step increases tied to a teacher's length of service. teachers also receive increases ...
Is his wife, the PHS teacher, overreacting by having a personal plan in place to protect her students? Again, not at all, I say. She's also not the only Northwest Indiana teacher with a personal plan in mind if the unthinkable happens. "We all have a mental plan for our specific room, in addition to the official ...

WEST Chicago, Ill. - After nearly two years of talks, teachers and district officials reached a tentative agreement in West Chicago. "We are grateful the negotiating teams were able to find common ground and reach an agreement, that a strike was averted, and that students will be in their classrooms as ...
West Chicago High school teachers say they'll strike Friday if contract talks fall apart during a last-ditch negotiating session Thursday night with the ... A teacher with a bachelor's degree and no previous experience who was hired at the beginning of this year would continue to make $42,932 in the first year ...
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget on Wednesday will propose having Chicago public schools, downstate and suburban school districts and state universities pay more of their teachers' pension costs, in an attempt to save state government millions of dollars a year. The governor's plan is likely to be ...
West Chicago High school teachers are preparing to go on strike Friday if they are unable to reach a contract settlement with the school board during a ... A teacher with a bachelor's degree and no previous teaching experience who was hired at the beginning of this year would continue to make $42,932 in ...

The West Chicago High school teacher's Association said 141 teachers will be working to the letter of the contract, "working to terms," most days from now on. That means teachers will not be coming in early to work or staying late on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays unless they're specifically paid extra ...
Arthur Wieckiewicz, a History teacher in the suburbs of Chicago said, "I give at least one detention a week for catching a student 'abusing their iPad privileges,' and it's usually because they were playing a game." So, what are people playing in classrooms? According to the teachers we spoke to, games like ...
With the approval of a historic union merger, teachers in Chicago are positioning themselves to mount a greater challenge to privatization and austerity. On Monday, the Chicago teachers Union (CTU) announced that its members had voted in favor of amalgamating with the Chicago Alliance of Charter ...
Chicago -- A Curie High school teacher has beat out 30,000 other nominees to make it as a finalist for a million dollar Global Teaching Prize. Unlike the other candidates, Ms. Melinda Wilson's instruction isn't based in books or lectures. Her classroom is a worn down dance studio. The majority of her ...
Negotiators for West Chicago high school District 94 and its teachers union will meet at least twice more before teachers legally can strike, but contract ... on a salary formula based on the consumer price index to determine the cost of each teacher's salary individually," according to a statement released by ...
The Chicago teachers Union recently announced its endorsement of State Sen. Kwame Raoul in his bid for ... school board to Chicago. "Kwame has consistently demonstrated his belief in democracy and voting rights," said high school teacher Ben Coyle, who chairs the union's legislative committee.
After months of talks, the Chicago teachers Union has approved a plan to merge with the largest charter union in the country. More than two-thirds of CTU voting members cast ballots in favor of merging with the 1,000-member Chicago Alliance of Charter teachers and Staff, the union announced Monday ...
The city's unionized charter teachers are represented by the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, a branch of the American Federation of Teachers. ChiACTS says it represents 1,000 teachers and staff at 32 charter campuses. There are about 120 charter schools under CPS. Organized charter ...
"Immediately upon notification by Harris County of potential pending charges against Mr. Gamboa, a substitute teacher in the district, he was removed from our substitute pool. The safety of our students is our highest priority. The criminal history and references of job applicants, including those who apply to ...
... elementary school teacher in the Bronx took home an award at the 60th Grammy Awards Sunday night. Melissa Salguero, a music teacher at P.S. 48 Joseph R. Drake school in Hunts Point, New York, earned the 2018 music educator Award in front of an arena full of celebrities at Madison Square garden, ...
A suburban middle school teacher was charged with battery Friday after an altercation in which authorities said she pulled a student's earbuds out and threw an electronic device, striking the student in the face. Sue Ellen Patkunas, of the 1200 block of North Lakeview Drive in Palatine, was charged with one ...

Members of the West Chicago High school teachers' Association voted Friday to authorize a strike, according to the Illinois education Association. The WCHSTA is made up of 141 teachers at Community high school in West Chicago who have been working without a contract since the beginning of the ...
West Chicago High school teachers on Wednesday discussed authorizing a strike -- but made no decision -- after declaring an impasse in contract talks that have dragged on ... He said the district's figures include "fixed costs" outside the scope of negotiations, including those related to teacher retirement.
The top Chicago teacher pensions are actually lower than their suburban and downstate counterparts. There are a few reasons for this. All teachers outside of Chicago fall into the State Teachers' Retirement System, and the top earners were over or around $300,000, topped off by indicted former ...
The Chicago public schools watchdog recently reported that thousands of dollars' worth of gift cards -- intended as incentives for students and their ... were used to pay a principal's personal phone bill and a former CPS employee's rent, to buy lobster lunches for teachers and party favors for a school ...
Deyshia Hargrave, an English language-arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle school, asked board members Monday night why they were planning to vote to give Superintendent Jerome Puyau a raise when teachers had not had a pay increase in years. The meeting and arrest were videotaped by a crew from ...
Chicago public schools designated Piccolo as a "turnaround" school six years ago--operator AUSL, short for Academy for Urban School Leadership, ... "teachers spend a year training under a master teacher in an AUSL school," said Abello, "which provides them with the base of content knowledge, with ...
Most of us won't get to read the first line of our own obituaries, but the very much alive and kicking Chicago teachers Union President Karen Lewis is a rare exception. A production glitch at the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday caused Lewis's pre-written obituary to be temporarily and accidentally published ...
The Chicago teachers Union said Monday that the Chicago public schools' plans to close schools including all of Englewood's open-enrollment high schools and the top-rated elementary school in the South Loop would violate CPS' contract with teachers. "Our union built protections from arbitrary and ...
Chicago teachers Union officials say plans to close four Englewood-area high schools violate its labor pact and have demanded the district "immediately withdraw" the proposal. The union on Friday sent a grievance to Chicago public schools that said instead of closing the schools, the district should ...
U of Chicago cancer Research Program to Include teachers. Chicago public schools teachers and students will research cancer next summer in a University of Chicago program. Jan. 2, 2018, at 5:48 a.m.. U of Chicago Cancer Research Program to Include Teachers ...
teachers and students will get a chance to spend summers researching cancer through a University of Chicago program designed to encourage ... for high school and college students and Chicago public schools teachers, is an expansion of a previous program that did not include teacher training.
Chicago teachers Union delegates endorsed a merger with organized charter school teachers on Wednesday, setting up a vote by the CTU's full membership late next month. A merger between the CTU and the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff would consolidate the political power of the ...
A new analysis of Chicago public schools found that teachers, rather than technology, are the most important factor in creating sustainable personalized learning models -- especially when they rely on teacher leaders who have more authority in their classrooms. "That reaffirms that personalized learning is ...
The local is currently running campaigns to unionize teachers and staff at Namaste Charter school on Chicago's South Side and at Noble -- a network of 18 charter high schools spread across the city. If the latter is successfully organized, it would be the largest unionized charter system in the country.
teachers at West Chicago high school sat at the negotiating table with school board officials Monday night four several hours in an effort to sidestep a ... teachers to WeGo, retain quality teachers at WeGo and reward quality teachers for their loyalty to WeGo," Brian Wheeler, a special education teacher, ...
Chicago (CBS) -- Members of the Chicago teacher's Union are voting today on a plan to merge their union with a union representing charter school teachers. ... Jesse Sharkey, the Vice President of the Chicago teachers Union, has called charter schools 'sweatshops.' "What I mean is the charter ...
CTU's vote, which begins Thursday, follows months of organizing and marks the latest development in a gradual alignment of educators at Chicago's traditionally operated schools and its charters. Changes to the CTU Constitution under consideration would allow other teachers -- possibly including those ...
The West Chicago High school teachers Association and the school board each have proposed a four-year contract, but deep divisions remain over teacher pay and benefits. The two sides also have disagreed over whether the district could afford the union's offer. At the latest session Monday, the school ...
Michael Spikes of the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University is spending time in Illinois helping teachers provide lessons so students better understand how to scrutinize messages. Spikes is based in Chicago and directs the center's free resources. Earlier this month, Spikes visited the LeRoy ...
At a Southwest Side high school, a physical fitness and dance teacher has made it as a finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, out of 30,000 nominations -- Melinda Wilson from Curie High school was selected along with 49 other finalists by the nonprofit, ...
For Mary Jule Greeley Durkin, the Second Vatican Council of the early 1960s was an inspiration to study theology and to teach and write about what the changes meant, especially for Catholic women. In 1965, the mother of seven began to study theology in the University of Chicago Divinity school.
Chicago (CBS) -- A south suburban teacher has been placed on leave after her arrest in an ongoing police investigation involving her contact with a student. ... "It never used to happen in my day, and I can't imagine what teachers are thinking and people are thinking nowadays," Radcliffe said.
Chicago teachers Union delegates endorsed a merger with organized charter school teachers on Wednesday, setting up a vote by the CTU's full membership late next month. A merger between the CTU and the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff would consolidate the political power of the ...
Miller, 45, resigned on Monday after another former student alleged on social media last month that the teacher had "taken advantage of" her and other female students during a 16-year span including the late 1990's. The allegations concerned inappropriate behavior and lewd, suggestive comments, and ...
Minutes before her court appearance, Samantha Cox whispered to her mother that she recognized a fellow defendant as someone who she once taught as a student teacher. Cox, 24, the Lake Central High school teacher who -- according to court records -- was allegedly seen using drugs in her ...
Chicago public school teachers' Pension & Retirement Fund is suing Prologue Inc., the operator of the closed Joshua Johnston Charter school for Fine Art and design, for allegedly failing to report the employment of some licensed teachers and failing to pay pension contributions on behalf of teachers.
Every day, parents place more than 392,000 children in the hands of Chicago public schools teachers. That's greater than the population of Tampa, Florida. It's no surprise, then, that the issues affecting CPS teachers consistently make headlines. But while advocates and policymakers have been vocal in ...
New research on Chicago's public high schools shows that charter school ... like school environment and teacher collaboration is closing, due mostly to ... Overall, both students and teachers at charter schools provided more ...
Chicago (CBS) -- A Northwest Indiana high school English teacher has been charged with felony drug possession after she was recorded by ...
Bargaining teams for West Chicago high school District 94 and its teachers union were scheduled to resume talks with a federal mediator ...
Chicago, Ill (AP) - A judge has ordered Chicago public schools to pay $1 million to a teacher who sued on grounds she was fired because ...
That was a milestone because for many years, almost every Chicago teacher (and, we're betting, most statewide) was rated as above average.
It also showed 16 percent of schools canceled classes or programs because of a teacher shortage in areas including special education, ...


 

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