A local college will hand out diplomas this weekend—even though none of the graduates has spent a single day in a classroom.
Supporters claim it would protect teachers in layoffs and promotions by tying their pay to student performance, while detractors say a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t best.
University City school board members have changed their mind about rejecting transfers students from Normandy.
The poll conducted by the Illinois Federation of Teachers shows there’s a lot of job satisfaction.
The district’s board voted Thursday to tell students who had already transferred from Normandy that they will not be allowed to return to University City in the fall.
The 400 students who transferred to the Francis Howell School District will no longer be able to attend school there.
On Thursday, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released new school transfer guidelines.
On June 30, the Normandy School District disappears and a state-operated entity takes over, hiring teachers and other staff from scratch.
Dianna Sumner teaches social studies at Carnahan High School in South St. Louis.
Quinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.