4:13 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

De-emphasize test scores for most teachers

A new study calls for about two-thirds of Tennessee teachers to be able to opt for a smaller portion of their evaluations to be based on student testing data. 

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Illinois Budget Affects Teachers
8:23 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Quinn's Budget Would Affect Retired Illinois Teachers

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to eliminate the state's contributions toward health insurance benefits for retired school teachers and community college professors across the state.  Those cuts are part of the budget proposal he unveiled last week. They target two insurance programs and would save the state about $92 million.  About 77,000 retired teachers and their dependents are covered under the Teachers Retirement Insurance Program and the Community College Insurance Program.  If Quinn's plan is approved, retirees could be forced to pay higher premiums.

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