Education First

As educators and educational support professionals, we have built our lives around public education. Whether we wear it on our sleeve or carry our banner deep within the recesses of our day-to-day actions, we all believe in the power it wields to engage society in positively changing the world we live in. Nelson Mandela once … Read more Education First

Governor Vetoes $40,000 Minimum Salary For Teachers (8/27/18)

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Sunday that would have increased the minimum salary for full-time teachers at Illinois public schools to $40,000 over the next five years. The General Assembly approved the bill in May. It would have increased the minimum pay rate for teachers next year to $32,000. Teachers deserve to … Read more Governor Vetoes $40,000 Minimum Salary For Teachers (8/27/18)

District 186 to present 2019 budget next month (8/19/18)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — New school year new budget challenges for District 186. The district will present a $188 million dollar plan to the school board next month. Justin Carter has a first look at the money and how it could get spent. With a new school year, comes a new budget for District 186. … Read more District 186 to present 2019 budget next month (8/19/18)