As a recent study surfaced this week showing a significant drop in the number of states that participate in tests based on the Common Core curriculum, Des Plaines' Dan Gott -- the GOP state House candidate in District 55 -- expressed his concerns over education in Illinois.
The practice of the "pickup" -- where school districts pay some, if not all, of teachers' contributions into their own retirement pensions -- could leave Illinois' educators, students and taxpayers high and dry.
In the first phase of a several-step process, the Glenview School District 34’s board of education recently agreed to work with School Exec Connect, a nationwide search firm specializing in public school personnel placement.
U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Dist. 10) is stepping up to protect low-income school districts from taxes imposed on federal funding by introducing the Stand Up for Students Act, which would prevent Illinois from taxing federal Title I funds intended to hire teachers for low-income school districts.