Education

Education and learning

The Chicago Teachers Union president says the city's students will be back in class Wednesday after delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend a seven-day teachers strike. 

Karen Lewis spoke during a Tuesday evening news conference after delegates met to consider a tentative contract proposal. The teachers walked out last week over issues including how they are evaluated and job security. Some 350, ooo students were affected.   

No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Continue Strike

Sep 17, 2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will seek a court order to end the teachers strike, and that the strike is illegal under state law.

Rockford College President Sees Bright Future

Sep 17, 2012
Rockford College

Dr. Robert Head came to Rockford College in 2008 as its 17th president. The former banker started the job after several years of tumultuous financial footing in which the college sold off artwork to raise funds. Head says those years are past, and the college is entering a new chapter to reach out to international students.

WNIJ

A new academic year is underway for schools across Illinois. For certain students in the Rockford district, they’re finally getting the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.

Prosecutor Bolsters Anti-Bullying Efforts

Sep 5, 2012

Efforts to strengthen Illinois' anti-bullying policies for schools recently failed in the legislature. Supporters say the bill could be revived this fall. In the meantime, a northern Illinois prosecutor is taking steps to prevent students from harassing their peers. 

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