The July 2020 Issue of Substance

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We were forced to suspend subscriptions to our print edition a year ago, and after wishing we could get back into print have finally admitted that we can only continue as an online publication. Therefore, readers can no longer subscribe to Substance on paper, but those who wish to donate will be thanked.

Stories about Substance founder and long-time editor George N. Schmidt on October 2018 Substance homepage

Dozens of stories about Substance founder George N. Schmidt, who died on Sept. 17, 2018, are published on the October 2018 Substance News homepage. Stories about George’s personal life appear on the left column . . .


Dr. John Kugler editing Substance

Long-time reporter John Kugler is now editing Substance. Substance, both as a subscription-paid, monthly for nearly 40 years and as an online news service, was founded by teacher and union activist George N. Schmidt. . . .


[Ten Years Ago - Mass Layoffs] Seventy-eight displaced teachers sign grievance after grievance meetings at PUSH... Teachers Organize and Fight Back Against Terminations

Ten years ago the Chicago Public Schools targeted African American women teachers disproportional for layoffs en masse. The laid off teachers were left in limbo for Union Representation since there was a transition in power . . .


[10 Years in Power] CORE announces 'interim' CTU transition team

It is now ten years since CORE (Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators) took control of one of the most influential unions in American history ... Substance News was on the ground floor of this generational shift . . .


ISBE Part 3 Transition Guidance: Starting the 2020-21 School Year FAQ

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Part 3 Transition Guidance: Starting the 2020-21 School Year FAQ
Last updated: June 25, 2020



The Part 3 Transition Guidance: Starting the 2020-21 School Year . . .


[COVID-19 Reopening] ISBE Starting the 2020-21 School Year (Illinois)

Just released Guidance (57 pages) from the Illinois State Board of Education for reopening schools in the fall 2020-2021 school year....

Full Report

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Starting the 2020-21 School Year . . .


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