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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Schools In Pension Limbo

By Brian Mackey

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It’s expected to be some time before the courts decide whether Illinois can trim retirement benefits for public school teachers, university workers, and state employees. But the uncertainty continues to affect the credit outlook of schools and community colleges across the state.  



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

AAUP Urges U Of I To Pay Salaita

Scott Cameron with additional reporting from the Associated Press

portion of the letter from AAUP to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

A national association dedicated to protecting academic freedom expressed deep concern over the University of Illinois’ recent withdrawal of a job offer to Steven Salaita.

Categories: Education






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Schools, Including Champaign Central And Danville High, Dismissing Early Due To Heat

By Jeff Bossert

A number of area schools have announced they're letting out early on Monday, August 25th, due to a forecasted heat index of 100 to 105.  They include Champaign Central High School, which will dismiss at 1:05 today as well as Tuesday.

Categories: Education, Public Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

U of I Administrator, Trustees Defend Withdrawal of Salaita Appointment

By Jim Meadows

For the first time, University of Illinois officials are publicly defending the decision to withdraw the faculty appointment of Stephen Salaita.

Categories: Education

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