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I disagree about UP working longer hours. I worked in a CPS school that co-shared a building with UP. Our start and end times were staggered, but we worked virtually the same number of hours....
I found it interesting that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign based on the report had 20% lower income students, which the report considered to be very low for a public University. The...
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In the News: Technology could push out more teachers
As districts and states look for more efficient ways to operate, they are turning to technological approaches that some see as a threat to teacher jobs, according to Education Week.
Teacher salaries are not the only bait needed to attract and retain good teachers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday, defending Chicago’s decision to pay competitive starting salaries that fall far short for veteran teachers. (Sun-Times)
More students and families are choosing colleges related to how much they cost, a new national report from Sallie Mae, one of the nation's top student loan providers, shows. (WBEZ)
IN THE STATE
Facing an $8.4 million budget deficit, the Springfield School District is researching alternatives to its high schools’ current seven-period daily schedule because of the added cost involved and after not seeing the desired results in student test scores in the three years since its inception. (State Journal Register)
IN THE NATION
At least one teacher at a D.C. school coached students toward correct answers on standardized tests in 2010, according to a inspector general’s report released Wednesday that found a number of testing-
integrity problems at the school. (The Washington Post)