Gene Baur devotes his life to improving the situation for billions of farm animals. He’s president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the country’s largest farm animal advocacy and protection organization.
Good teachers are crucial to student learning, but just how do you measure a teacher’s effectiveness? That’s something many districts in Illinois and around the country are grappling with as new laws prompted by Race to the Top go into effect.
This was the first time the Chicago schools chief has said publicly the city would create more of the coveted schools, adding "there is a need and there is a want and there is a demand for that kind of school."
The director of the Illinois Teachers Retirement System is warning that financial troubles are so great it could consider reducing pension benefits to teachers who have already retired.The Springfield State Journal-Register reported Sunday that it obtained a confidential memo written by Dic
Chicago Public Schools unveiled a new system for evaluating the performance of its 23,000 teachers Friday.The school district and the Chicago Teachers Union have been negotiating the new ratings system for four months.
This month, students are finding out whether or not they’ve been accepted to attend a selective enrollment or magnet school in the fall, so it seems like a fitting time to check in Katie Ellis. Ellis is Chicago Public Schools’ executive director of access and enrollment.