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The union that represents Unit 5 teachers is calling on the district to revise its just-released pandemic reopening plan to address "hundreds of unanswered questions" and then "move forward in a way that reduces risk and keeps students and staff safe."

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Students will be allowed to return to K-12 schools for in-person instruction in August, state officials said Tuesday as they released guidelines for how that will work.

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A federal education official visited Heartland Community College on Friday to see how the school is training students to help fill a national job skills gap.

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Unit 5 is facing pushback from its high school teachers over the rollout of a new grading system that educators say is confusing parents and students and not delivering on its promise to individualize learning.

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The Illinois Senate has approved raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year.