Chicago Teachers Union Questions Merit Pay Plan WBEZ
Ten Chicago schools will try a controversial plan next year to tie teachers' salaries to gains in student achievement. Districts across the nation are experimenting with merit pay as a way of attracting good teachers to hard-to-staff schools. But Chicago Public Radio's Jay Field reports getting the Chicago Teachers Union to buy into the idea won't be easy.
Report cards on schools delayed Sun-Times
Illinois public school parents will probably have to wait until next year to read test score data about their schools that's normally released by November.
School pay tops $300,000 Tribune
The 10 highest-paid school chiefs in Illinois, some with salaries topping $300,000 a year, are in districts large and small, including three with just one school, according to 2005-06 salary data.
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