In case you’re wondering about the legality of teachers’ strikes, they are legal in Illinois and 12 other states. But that’s all, primarily because most state legislatures have put education on par with police and fire protection as essential services provided by government.
Schools are becoming more segregated by race in the US, not less, and this trend seems to carry with it an increasing segregation in US schools by poverty level.
Chicago teachers are still on strike, the mayor plans to seek an injunction to get kids back in school, and the debate may not be soluble in the course of a labor negotiation. What else is new?
Lake Forest High School, getting a mixed reaction from strike-weary parents, asks students to come to school Monday, using subs and community volunteers.
A news release from Harford County (Md.) Public Schools says board President Leonard Wheeler has died. Friends and colleagues say he put service to the schools and his community first in his life.
Official summaries posted by Evergreen Park District 124 on its website suggest teachers in the K-8 district may be headed for a strike. The earliest date for a strike would be Sept. 28, the district estimates, but no final offers have been published as of this writing.
A high school student from Capitol Heights, Md., who ran track, did modeling, and served in the ROTC, was shot to death as he walked to school Tuesday morning.
Normal (Ill.) Community High School had a shooting incident last Friday. No one was hurt, and the shooter has been charged with 16 counts of violence. Increased security is on the agenda, as it is in Baltimore County, where two incidents of gun violence in two weeks are worrying parents and students alike.
Lake Forest High School teachers are on strike this morning after negotiations late Tuesday night failed to produce an agreement on salary terms.
The Illinois State Board of Education announced the nine finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year Monday. Here they are!