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New Rankings Say Illinois is a Pretty Good State to be a Teacher

With World Teachers Day coming up on October 5th, a new study says that teachers who've chosen to educate in the state of Illinois have made a good choice of places to teach.

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Chicago Teacher Fired After Explicit Argument in Class Was Recorded [VIDEO]

A cell phone in a Chicago classroom captured a teacher yelling at her student which resulted in her termination.

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You Can Help Rockford Kids Become Awesome Readers in 20 Minutes

You're eating your lunch at your desk already, so why not take 20 of those "lunch hour" minutes and head to a Rockford school to help a student read.

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Teacher Plays a Great Prank on Math Class

For those who love a good, harmless, and wildly creative prank (and at last count, there are over 8,000,000 views), this is definitely for you...

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Best Teacher Ever Is Donating Kidney To Student [VIDEO]

I would hope we've all had teachers who truly have made a difference in our lives. Those who have inspired us to learn, to study, to look at a subject in a different way...

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Rockford Teachers Get CPR Training

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in northern Illinois are receiving potentially lifesaving training they'll pass on to students.

The Rockford Register Star reports middle- and high-school teachers are learning what to do when someone goes into cardiac arrest...

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Gubernatorial Candidates Split On Charter School Support [AUDIO]

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The candidates for governor differ on charter schools.

Charter schools are taxpayer funded, but run by independent non-profit organizations...

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Belvidere Teachers Notify Board of Strike Intent

BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — The Belvidere teachers union has notified the school district of its members' intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contract negotiations...

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Wisconsin Teachers Make Awesome Back to School Video

Jordan Hein and Mitchell Brachmann, two teachers at Union Grove High School, in Union Grove, Wisconsin have released a terrific video parody of "Footloose" to show just how fired up they are for the new school year...

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Belvidere Teachers Go To Work Without Contract

BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in Belvidere have returned to their classrooms without a contract.

The Rockford Register Star reports the teachers union contract with the district board of education expired on Aug...

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