The Illinois State Board of Education wants to double the amount of money dedicated to investigations of alleged cheating on state exams by teachers and principals. But it's unlikely the state will grant the board the money it’s requesting.
The East St. Louis school system says it will shutter five schools because of declining enrollment and in an effort to pare the district's roughly $12 million budget deficit.The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the schools will close by June 30.
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
NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is pushing students on Chicago's South Side to become scientists and engineers while perfecting their jump shots.Abdul-Jabbar joined Gov. Pat Quinn at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A strange thing happens around this time of year at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry: busloads of school kids flock to one laboratory.Why?Take a guess. Is it…A. Love of science
B. Museum marketing, or
Chicago has four elite public high schools. They’re the highest scoring schools in the state, better than top suburban schools. Competition to get is fierce, and ratcheted up again this year. WBEZ looks at who gets into Chicago’s best schools, and who does not.