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PolitiCalGov. Jerry Brown is negotiating an eleventh-hour compromise on a November tax initiative, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks....
PolitiCalThe powerful California Teachers Assn. is opposing two bills, drafted in the wake of the school sex abuse scandal in Los Angeles, that would make it easier to discipline teachers. The legislation “eliminates employer obligations for due process...
— Steven Preckwinkle's one day of subbing became a symbol of Illinois' troubled pension system after that work qualified him for significant state teacher retirement benefits. The political director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers can base...
State lawmakers took a strong stand Tuesday against union leaders fattening their public pensions, overwhelmingly sending the governor a measure that would close a series of loopholes in response to a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation that revealed the abuses....
Tribune reportersDozens of people packed a conference room at Chicago Public Schools headquarters today and another 100 or so filled an overflow room upstairs to plead for board members to put off a vote on closing or overhauling 17 struggling schools. Standing before...
Tags: Teachers, Students, Lobbying, Conservation, Elections
firstname.lastname@example.orgA statement read Monday by the president of the Waynesboro Area School Board generated strong reactions from already polarized board members and teachers. Board President Ed Wilson read a three-page statement regarding grievances filed by the teachers'...
What makes a public schools education succeed or fail? What would you ask the heads of the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Teachers Union? We'd like to invite you to join us for a discussion about the future of public education in Chicago. Chicago...
Daily American Staff WriterAccording to North Star teachers union officials, a one-year pay freeze is the only obstacle remaining between the school district and its educators in contract negotiations. The teachers’ negotiating committee met with administrators for two hours...
Tags: Teachers, Elections, Contracts, Teaching and Learning, Schools
email@example.comThe Washington County Board of Education is expected to vote on contracts for all three of its employee bargaining units at a board meeting Tuesday, according to an email from school system spokesman Richard Wright. The school system has reached a...
Tribune reporterChicago Public Schools today launched its plan to extend students’ time in the classroom by 90 minutes each and by two weeks each year and set up an advisory committee to figure out how it’ll be done. However, Chicago Teachers Union President...
Tribune reportersChicago Public Schools' governing board today unanimously approved a tax increase to support a $5.9 billion budget for next year amid growing concerns about the district's long-term financial health and an escalating public battle with the teachers...
Tribune reporterA parent-advocacy group whose members have criticized Chicago Public Schools’ efforts to offer financial incentives for a lengthened school day found that most respondents to its online survey support a longer day. Raise Your Hand leaders said 68...
Tags: Chicago Mayor, Fine Arts, Chicago Public Schools, Science, Arts
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