The original proposal attached $672,000 to the bonus scheme but lawmakers have reduced that to $250,000 to boost the bill's chances of passage.
With education school enrollment down nationwide, districts are setting their sights on local high school students to fill teacher shortages.
Teacher Beat talks with the advocacy group behind the measure, which is aimed at addressing the state's teacher shortages.
The results of the elections will decide whether the school board tilts for or against more charters in the district.
The push for higher teacher pay may be doomed by the state's poor financial state.
Today, teachers from Chicago's largest charter school network held a press conference to explain why they intend to unionize.
The election turned on whether the union was focusing too much on big-picture politics and not enough on the everyday issues that members face in their schools.
The $1 billion AmeriCorps program provides money to Teach for America and other teacher-preparation organizations.
After Louisiana made changes that weakened its tenure system, teachers left the profession in droves, a study finds.
The two Upstate New York districts are venturing beyond the largely white region to tap a more diverse pool of educators.