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Quinn Signs Historic Education Reform Legislation

Gov. Pat Quinn signed an historic education reform package on Monday morning. He was joined by leaders across the state to sign the legislation at Lexington Elementary School in Maywood, Illinois, hometown of one of the measure’s key legislative sponsors: Ill. Sen. Kimberly Lightford. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Sen. Lightford, along with Robin […]

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Teacher Contract Reforms

A number of education reforms were proposed in the Illinois Senate yesterday, many of which could dramatically change the way teachers negotiate their contracts. Here is a summary of the reforms: – Outside of Chicago, education administrators will consider a teacher’s average performance evaluation before laying them off. Years of service will be the tie-breaker […]

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