Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 4:04pm
Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:17am
Merging the state’s 800-plus school districts into a more manageable number could cost nearly $4 billion, according to a recent report that may kill any chance that a commission looking for ways to improve Illinois education will recommend a major consolidation.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 7:23pm
Some of the school districts in Tom Green County bucked the statewide trend and gave raises to superintendents for this school year, while San Angelo ISD and Grape Creek ISD followed the trend and froze their top administrators' salaries.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 11:13pm
For years, leaders such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former first lady Laura Bush have said teachers need to be paid more. But researchers from two conservative think tanks say otherwise in a report released.