teachers http://peoriapublicradio.org en District 150 re-hires 39 pink-slipped teachers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-re-hires-39-pink-slipped-teachers <div>The Peoria District 150 School Board voted to recall 39 pink-slipped teachers. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports they were part of the board’s reduction in force last month:</div><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 05:27:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23992 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 re-hires 39 pink-slipped teachers Attorneys for Illinois officials defend pension law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/attorneys-illinois-officials-defend-pension-law <div>Attorneys for Illinois officials are defending controversial legislation cutting the retirement benefits of state employees.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unions representing those workers sued.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re saying the pension changes are unconstitutional.</span></div><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:43:57 +0000 Tony Arnold 23401 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Attorneys for Illinois officials defend pension law District 150 OKs 200 pink-slips, Peoria Police costing district unbudgeted $180,000 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-oks-200-pink-slips-peoria-police-costing-district-unbudgeted-180000 <div>200 full and part-time District 150 employees are receiving pink slips for next year. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that includes 40 more teachers compared to the same time last year:</div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:59:44 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21781 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 OKs 200 pink-slips, Peoria Police costing district unbudgeted $180,000 School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/school-board-oks-transferring-charter-oak-principal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The District 150 School Board removed a principal from his duties at a primary school amid an investigation into state test practices. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex </span>Rusciano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports two teachers at Charter Oak Primary School will also get re-assigned:</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:57:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18132 at http://peoriapublicradio.org School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dunlap-teachers-parents-oppose-proposed-cuts <p></p><div>The Dunlap school district should keep its teachers and current band and orchestra programs next year. &nbsp;That’s the message from hundreds of parents and teachers voicing concern over proposed staff and program cuts. &nbsp;The proposed spending plan would lay-off nearly 20 teachers, cut school bussing options and raise student fees. About 40 people spoke out against the proposed cuts during last night’s school board meeting. Many are opposed to cutting fifth grade band and fourth grade orchestra programs. &nbsp;Tina Holloway is the band director at Dunlap Valley Middle School. She says delaying music classes hurts the students and the district:</div><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17650 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts State teacher pension system sees returns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-teacher-pension-system-sees-returns <p></p><div>Illinois' largest public pension system saw greater than expected returns, according to an early analysis of the last fiscal year's investments. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:23:56 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10691 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State teacher pension system sees returns Proposed pension fix-up tough for teachers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposed-pension-fix-tough-teachers <div>The authors of a new study say a proposal to fix Illinois' nearly 100-billion-dollar pension shortfall would undermine the retirement security of government employees and make it tougher for schools to attract qualified teachers.</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:00:47 +0000 Brian Mackey 10435 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposed pension fix-up tough for teachers