Posts Tagged “schools”

Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

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Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000.   “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their…

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School should be more than just an education

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School should be more than just an education

School should be more than just an education As my son readies for college, I reminisce about what it was like 50 years ago when I left homew to go to college. It was a different world then and a different world today By Ray Hanania My son Aaron leaves for college next week and…

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Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school

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Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school

Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school With the new school year about to get underway, Oak Park Police are preparing to ramp up enforcement efforts to protect the many students who walk and bicycle along community streets to and from neighborhood schools. Additional enforcement efforts are planned at key crossings and…

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Mayor Emanuel launches mentoring initiative to help high risk youth

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Mayor Emanuel launches mentoring initiative to help high risk youth

Mayor Emanuel launches mentoring initiative to help high risk youth MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES MENTORING INITIATIVE TO SERVE AN ADDITIONAL 2,000 YOUTH IN HIGHEST RISK COMMUNITIES THIS FALL  Latest expansions brings the City more than 90 percent towards its goal of reaching approximately 7,200 youths by 2018 Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced another step toward achieving…

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Is the school year starting too soon?

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Is the school year starting too soon?

Is the school year starting too soon? It’s the beginning of August and my son is already consumed with figuring out his high school schedule and buying his books and schools supplies. Isn’t that too early for young people to stop enjoying summer vacation and worry about school? By Ray Hanania When I was a…

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