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Unit Five Education Association

Rauner and Janus in D.C.
Andrew Harnik / AP

If you’re wondering how teachers unions will survive after the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, consider Bloomington’s District 87 as a test case.

Children getting onto a school bus
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Editor's note: This is Part 4 of GLT’s Skipping School, a special series about the teacher shortage facing Illinois schools. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Derek sits in his office at Fell Hall
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of GLT’s Skipping School, a special series about the teacher shortage facing Illinois schools.

Unit 5 district offices
Staff / WGLT

The Unit 5 school district and the union representing its teachers have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement.

Senator Jason Barickman on the Senate floor.
Seth Perlman / AP

The Illinois Senate has approved a new system for funding schools that will reduce large disparities between wealthy and poor districts.