A teachers’ strike started Thursday in East St Louis, IL, and people should get ready for a long, drawn-out fight over teacher salary.
CPS adjusted its graduation rates to account for dropouts who were incorrectly classified as students who transferred to another school.
The list includes 6 public and 2 private schools in Md. and 13 public and 3 private schools in IL. We congratulate them all.
A hunger strike in Chicago ends on Day 34, but the fight for equity in public education, esp. in large urban districts, continues.
Schools in Md. and IL are in bad need of maintenance: one is a quick fix involving chlorine, the other more long-term.
Severe weather, including at least 1 tornado, caused property damage and cancellation of football games Friday in northern Illinois.
A 6th grader from Aurora, IL, will play the voice of Nemo in a much-anticipated sequel due out next summer, Finding Dory.
Prospect Heights Dist. 23 is on strike, and students will miss a 2nd day of school on Thursday. This one is about salary, mostly.
3 north-suburban marching bands will join forces to continue a fundraising event that brings communities together.
IL finalists for Teacher of the Year, 10 of them, have been announced. It’s a wide-ranging field, and some biographical information has been provided.