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School Board Ratifies Tentative Contract

By Ivana Kosir

September 25, 2012

The school board approved the tentative teacher's contract on Monday, Sept. 24. Even though a three-year contract has been agreed upon by both the teachers' union and the school board, steps are being made to formalize it. "We are reducing...

CPS Strike is Unnecessary

By Ivana Kosir

September 12, 2012

It's day four of the teachers' strike in Chicago, and regardless of what politicians might say, negotiations aren't near completion. For those of you who don't know, on Monday, Sept. 10, Chicago Public School teachers wen...

School Board Discusses Potential Calendar Changes (Click here to take the NWN Poll)

By Ivana Kosir

May 2, 2012

Flash back to winter break. You were most likely in one of two bad situations: 1) your backpack was overloaded with textbooks you didn't know you had and you spent a good amount of time studying or doing other schoolwork during break, or 2) you didn't...

Union, School Board to Begin Teacher Contract Negotiations

By Ivana Kosir

February 29, 2012

Negotiations for the teachers' contract are scheduled to begin in March, and potential changes may be in effect for Niles West students in the 2012-2013 school year. Two teams consisting of members of the teachers' Union, NTFT, and the administr...

An Update on the School Day Schedule

By Ivana Kosir

October 13, 2011

Since the publication of the school day schedule article on Sept. 19, new discussions and ideas have been brought up regarding the school day schedule. To clarify,  a schedule change would not take place until the school board and the teacher's u...

Committee Studies School-Day Schedule

By Ivana Kosir

September 19, 2011

A School Day Study Committee consisting of parents, teachers, students, and administrators has been assembled to study various school day schedules and possibly change Niles West's schedule for the 2012-2013 school year. The...

Teacher Appreciation Week Part 4: Thank You, Mrs. Freeman

By Colene Gibson

May 12, 2011

Have you ever been into the Little Cubbies Preschool?  It's in a deserted part of the first floor hallway near the science wing, but the classroom is anything but deserted.  Inside it is bustling with students teaching and cute little kids running around. The preschool is a laboratory preschool meaning that stud...

School Board and NTFT Agreement Passed

By Rozy Kanjee

April 5, 2011

After months of negotiation, the school board and NTFT union came to a final decision on Monday, March 21 regarding the restructuring plan for the school year 2011-2012. The newly revised agreement entails a majority of the same points from...

Tentative Agreement between the Board and Union Reached

By Rozy Kanjee

March 1, 2011

A tentative agreement between the administration and the teachers' union has been reached, regarding the dismissal of 10 tenured teachers, according to school board president Bob Silverman. If passed by the board and union, the 10 tenured teachers who...

School Board and NTFT Meet with Student Government

By Rozy Kanjee

February 22, 2011

In an attempt to clear rumors regarding the restructuring plan, the School Board called an impromptu breakfast with the student government at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. In response, the Niles Township Federation of Teachers...