Latest: 5:04 pm, 12/18/14, Thursday OAKWOOD -- Teachers and the school district finally have a new contract.
MAHOMET -- School districts around the state are getting less funding. Some teachers are paying for items on their own.
DECATUR -- Public school educators got a brand new contract.
ILLINOIS -- Teachers love their summer break, but a new survey reveals many in Illinois look forward to heading back to class.
CHAMPAIGN -- The state's next generation of teachers met Tuesday for the annual Beginning Teacher Conference.
DECATUR -- Summer break has barely started and already some teachers are thinking about next year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Dozens of teachers were recognized Wednesday for their outstanding work at the Fourth Annual Exemplary Teacher Recognition Award Luncheon.
ILLINOIS -- School districts are in desperate need of teachers and retirees are being asked to step back into the classroom.
MONTICELLO -- It's becoming more common in the headlines; teachers texting and tweeting students.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some teachers are getting extra help to fund special projects this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers around the state are watching the pension debates closely.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some families will get to have two Thanksgiving dinners this year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Parents and educators will soon have a chance to let the State Board of Education know which programs they feel should be a top priority.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 schools are feeling the affects of the federal government shutdown.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers and school board members are meeting Wednesday night with a federal mediator.
Latest: 4:27 pm, 9/19/13, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 teachers are turning up the heat.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 District leaders are bringing in a negotiator to help with a teachers' contract.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District has rules for Twitter, text and Facebook.
CHAMPAIGN -- Tuesday, dozens came to interview for the chance to lead a class.
URBANA -- A high school's attempt to form a union is being shut down by the UI.
DANVILLE --Teachers could get a raise next year.
DANVILLE -- School leaders say they no longer have a choice; cuts have to be made.
CHAMPAIGN -- While lawmakers continue to argue over pension reform, state workers are left to wait it out.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers are finding out what some of their students go through just to get to school.
ROYAL -- Parents are stepping up after finding out teacher positions in the district are on the chopping block.
CATLIN -- Teachers have made a move toward the picket line.
CATLIN -- School district leaders and teachers meet Monday night with a federal mediator.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Months of negotiations going nowhere could cause UI staff to strike.
CHAMPAIGN -- Negotiations between the school district and teachers continue as they try to finalize union contracts.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 school teachers are sending out a stern reminder Monday.
CHICAGO -- Thousands of teachers are on strike in the Windy city, and taxpayers are on the hook for it.
DANVILLE -- The Danville Education Association is once again at odds with the school board.
SPRINGFIELD -- State leaders are divided on the idea of having school districts chip in for teacher pensions.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local teachers' union says the recall election is actually good for members.
MATTOON -- While students in one district were dismissed early, teachers stayed behind to do some learning of their own.
NEWMAN-The Shiloh School District is desperately trying to stay afloat and that means making cuts.
CHAMPAIGN - Garden Hills Elementary School is going going digital when it comes to reading. Teachers are using flip cams to help guide students with their reading. The technique is also helping parents connect to the classroom to see for themselves what their child needs to work on.
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