News 1/13 – 3/13

This page covers news stories from: 1/25/13 – 3/21/13

Dixon teachers’ union, school board finalize 4-year contract (WREX – Rockford – 3/21/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21752670/2013/03/21/dixon-teachers-union-school-board-finalize-4-year-contract

Making it official (Telegraph – 3/21/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/21/making-it-official/at1bjr3/

Teachers ratify contract (Telegraph – 3/20/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/19/teachers-ratify-contract/ad3dr9c/

Union to vote on contract today (Telegraph -3/19/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/19/union-to-vote-on-contract-today/ago0ssa/

Contract with teachers to be made public (Telegraph – 3/16/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/15/contract-with-teachers-to-be-made-public/a1mecky/

Dixon students, teachers happy to be back (Telegraph – 3/14/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/13/dixon-students-teachers-happy-to-be-back/arav6as/

Early morning deal brings end to 9 day strike (Telegraph – 3/14/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/13/early-morning-deal-brings-end-to-9-day-strike/avlww9w/

Dixon Strike Over, Students Return to School Today (WQAD – Quad Cities – 3/13/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/03/13/dixon-strike-over-students-return-to-school-today/

Dixon teacher strike has ended (KWQC – Quad Cities – 3/13/13)

http://www.kwqc.com/story/21625705/dixon-teacher-strike-has-ended

Dixon teacher strike ends (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/13/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21625652/dixon-teacher-strike-ends

Dixon schools strike over (Telegraph – 3/13/12)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/13/dixon-schools-strike-over/aye8qhj/

Mediator Calls for New Talks in Dixon Tuesday (WIFR – Rockford – 3/12/13)

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Mediator-Calls-for-New-Talks-in-Dixon-Tuesday-197495221.html

Striking Dixon teachers say they’re ready for new talks (KWQC – Quad Cities – 3/12/13)

http://www.kwqc.com/story/21587007/striking-dixon-teachers-say-theyre-ready-for-new-talks

Dixon teachers heading back to the table (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/12/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21590687/dixon-teachers-heading-back-to-the-table

Dixon teachers, board to resume talks tonight (Telegraph – 3/12/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/12/dixon-teachers-board-to-resume-talks-tonight/a3uv0ou/

ISAT Deadline Putting Pressure On Dixon Strike (KLJB – Quad Cities – 3/12/13)

http://www.kljb.com/story/21579364/isat-deadline-putting-pressure-on-dixon-strike

Mediator Calls New Talks In Dixon (WTVO/WQRF – Rockford – 3/12/13)

http://mystateline.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=387122

Mediator calling for new talks in Dixon negotiations (WREX – Rockford – 3/12/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21586800/2013/03/12/mediator-calling-for-new-talks-in-dixon-negotiations

Dixon Schools have 10 days to complete ISATs (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/12/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21580903/dixon-schools-have-10-days-to-complete-isats

No Progress in Dixon Teacher Contract Talks (WIFR – Rockford – 3/11/13)

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/No-Progress-in-Dixon-Teacher-Contract-Talks-197238811.html

Student athletes could lose out on state during Dixon strike (WREX – 3/11/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21578692/2013/03/11/student-athletes-could-lose-out-on-state-during-dixon-strike

Dixon School District says DEA members walked out of negotiations (WREX – Rockford – 3/11/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21579626/2013/03/12/dixon-school-board-leaders-say-dea-members-walked-out-of-negotiations

Dixon Teachers Strike – Worries Over ISAT Tests (KWQC – Quad Cities – 3/11/13)

http://www.kwqc.com/story/21577945/dixon-teachers-strike-worries-over-isat-tests

Talks break off in Dixon teacher strike (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/11/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21578455/talks-break-off-in-dixon-teacher-strike

Release contract details before approval, not after (Editorial – Telegraph – 3/12/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/11/release-contract-details-before-approval-not-after/ag0nj1i/

Board isn’t quite so easy to contact (Letter to the Editor – Telegraph – 3/12/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/11/board-isnt-quite-so-easy-to-contact/agn18ze/

Questions for school board, superintendent (Letter to the Editor – Telegraph – 3/12/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/11/questions-for-school-board-superintendent/ax82j4x/

Board should give teachers what they want (Letter to the Editor – Telegraph – 3/12/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/08/board-should-give-teachers-what-they-want/ao71dbb/

Students are the big losers in Dixon strike (Letter to the Editor – Telegraph – 3/12/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/08/students-are-the-big-losers-in-dixon-strike/abe9vmj/

Frustrated teachers leave meeting at 5 p.m. (Telegraph – 3/11/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/11/frustrated-teachers-leave-meeting-at-5-p-m/a3k9ray/

Funding on the line for Dixon schools as teacher strike enters 8th day (WQAD – Quad Cities – 3/11/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/03/11/funding-on-the-line-for-dixon-schools-as-teacher-strike-enters-8th-day/

Talks break off in Dixon teacher strike (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/11/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21578455/talks-break-off-in-dixon-teacher-strike

Parent/Superintendent Meeting in Dixon (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/10/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21569348/parentsuperintedent-meeting-in-dixon#.UT1V9MgDDas.facebook

Dixon Parents Grill Superintendent on Strike (WIFR – Rockford – 3/10/13)

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Dixon-Parents-Grill-Superintendent-on-Strike-196801431.html

Dixon school board leaders suggest a cooling off period (WREX – Rockford – 3/10/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21569515/2013/03/11/dixon-school-board-leaders-suggest-a-cooling-off-period

Dixon school board proposes cooling off period (WQAD – Quad Cities – 3/10/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/03/10/dixon-school-board-proposes-cooling-off-period/

Still no deal in Dixon (KWQC – Quad Cities – 3/11/13)

http://www.kwqc.com/story/21569426/still-no-deal-in-dixon

Strike has attention of districts (Telegraph – 3/11/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/01/strike-has-attention-of-districts/ay4a7m9/

Superintendent tells audience revenue not there (Telegraph – 3/11/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/11/superintendent-tells-audience-revenue-not-there/ateymgd/

Teachers say no to “cooling off period” (Telegraph – 3/11/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/10/teachers-say-no-to-cooling-off-period/akt18jb/

Update on Dixon teacher strike (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/9/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21565153/update-on-dixon-teacher-strike

DEA President: Board violated open meeting act (Telegraph – 3/10/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/10/dea-president-board-violated-open-meetings-act/akt18jb/

Negotiations between teachers school board members continue in Dixon (WREX – Rockford – 3/8/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21561039/2013/03/09/negotiations-between-teachers-school-board-members-continue-in-dixon

Dixon strike negotiations trickle into 9th hour (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/8/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21560704/dixon-strike-negotiations-trickle-into

Contract talks continue in Dixon, many issues still remain (WTVO/WQRF – Rockford – 3/8/13)

http://mystateline.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=386602

12 hour of talk, no agreement in Dixon (Telegraph – 3/9/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/08/12-hours-of-talk-no-agreement-in-dixon/a34dui6/

Dixon Teachers, Admin. Hopeful for a Contract Deal (WIFR – 3/8/13)

http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Dixon-Teachers-Admin-Hopeful-for-a-Contract-Deal-196548021.html#storyTitleSummary

Life is tough for some Dixon parents as teachers strike continues (WREX – 3/8/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21551422/2013/03/08/life-is-tough-for-some-dixon-parents-as-teachers-strike-continues

Dixon students going back to school (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/7/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21551116/dixon-students-going-back-to-school

Give teachers the respect due to them (Letter to the Editor – Telegraph – 3/8/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/06/give-teachers-the-respect-due-to-them/asfg6ak/

Members of school board are accessible (Letter to the Editor – Telegraph – 3/8/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/06/members-of-school-board-are-accessible/an4r2d/

Board waiting on state ruling (Telegraph – 3/7/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/07/board-waiting-on-state-ruling/abjtb6/

Day 6 of Dixon Teachers Strike Commences (101.7 River Country – 3/7/13)

http://www.rivercountry1017.com/Day-6-of-Dixon-Teacher-s-Strike-Commences-School-B/15739159

Dixon teachers and parents discuss Strike (WQAD – Quad Cities – 3/6/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/03/06/dixon-teachers-and-parents-discuss-strike/

Dixon classes may resume without teachers (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/6/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21540664/dixon-classes-may-resume-without-teachers

Teachers Explain Strike Negotiations to Parents (WIFR – Rockford – 3/6/13)

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Teachers-Explain-Strike-Negotiations-to-Parents-195792311.html

Parents come out for Q&A about Dixon strike (WREX – Rockford – 3/6/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21540097/2013/03/06/parents-come-out-for-qa-about-dixon-strike

Teachers: “We’re Stuck” (Telegraph – 3/7/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/07/teachers-were-stuck/amyizqu/

Dixon schools: Kids will take ISATs next week (Telegraph – 3/6/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/06/dixon-schools-kids-will-take-isats-next-week/acdxb5b/

Dixon Teachers Strike (WIFR – Rockford – 3/6/13)

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Dixon-Teachers-Prepare-to-Strike-193678551.html

Dixon Education Association Picketing Resumes (WTVO/WQRF – Rockford – 3/6/13)

http://mystateline.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=386102

Dixon teachers picketing today and plan parent meeting tonight (WREX – Rockford – 3/6/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21532020/2013/03/06/dixon-teachers-picketing-today-and-plan-parent-meeting-tonight

Dixon teachers still on strike (WHBF – Quad cities – 3/6/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21530895/dixon-teachers-still-on-strike

Families need longer notice (Letter to the Editor – Telegraph – 3/4/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/04/families-need-longer-notice/aoca7ox/

Dateline Dixon: Should contract talks be open? (Telegraph – 3/6/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/05/dateline-dixon-should-contract-talks-be-open/a5k5mjd/

Answers to frequently asked strike questions (Telegraph – 3/6/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/05/answers-to-frequently-asked-strike-questions/aaoqq2k/

No snow day for negotiators (Telegraph – 3/5/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/05/no-snow-day-for-negotiators/aryercs/

No strike resolution yet, talks resume Wednesday (Telegraph – 3/5/13 – evening)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/05/no-strike-resolution-yet-talks-resume-wednesday/aryercs/

Strike continues for Dixon schools (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/4/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21494112/strike-continues-for-dixon-schools

More contract talks today in Dixon (Telegraph 3/5/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/04/more-contract-talks-today-in-dixon/au2y5w3/

Accessibility of board is questioned (Telegraph – Letter to the Editor – 3/5/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/04/accessibility-of-board-is-questioned/aa563bw/

Dixon strike – Day 5 (KLJB – Quad Cities- 3/4/13)

http://www.kljb.com/story/21491501/dixon-strike-day-5

Two more days and strike will cut into financial aid (Telegraph -3/5/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/04/two-more-days-and-strike-will-cut-into-financial-aid/avdqc7n/

Teachers Strike Cancels Another School Day in Dixon Schools (WTVO/WQRF – Rockford – 3/4/13)

http://mystateline.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=385722

Dixon teachers strike moves into 5th day (WREX – Rockford – 3/4/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21476141/2013/03/04/dixon-teachers-strike-moves-into-5th-day

Dixon teachers to make counter-proposal (Telegraph 3/4/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/04/dixon-teachers-to-make-counterproposal/au2y5w3/

Press Release from Dixon Public Schools – 3/4/13

http://www.dixonschools.org/index.php/district/district-news-and-information/testing/207-information/1915-press-release-342013

Dixon teacher contract negotiations continue late into the night (WREX – Rockford – 3/3/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21450167/2013/03/04/dixion-teacher-contract-negotiations-continue-late-into-the-night

Dixon strike continues (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/3/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21449995/dixon-strike-continues

Talks go late, again (Telegraph – 3/4/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/04/talks-go-late-again/a1sjx09/

No Solution in Dixon school negotiations (WHBF – Quad Cities – 3/1/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21441028/no-solution-in-dixon-school-negotiations

Day 2 for Dixon strike (KWQC – Quad Cities – 3/1/13)

http://www.kwqc.com/story/21440604/day-2-for-dixon-strike

Negotiations in Dixon teacher strike continue this weekend (WQAD – Quad Cities – 3/1/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/03/01/negotiations-in-dixon-teacher-strike-continue-this-weekend/

Let’s talk again on Sunday (Telegraph – 3/2/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/03/01/lets-talk-again-on-sunday/aupf738/

Dixon teachers talk through the night (KLJB/KGCW – Quad Cities – 2/28/13)

http://www.kljb.com/story/21432086/dixon-teachers-talk-through-the-night

Dixon teachers on strike (WQAD – Quad Cities – 3/1/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/02/28/dixon-teachers-on-strike/

Dixon teachers still on strike no deal reached (KWQC – Quad Cities – 3/1/13)

http://www.kwqc.com/story/21435847/dixon-teachers-still-on-strike-no-deal-reached

Talks resume on second day of strike (Telegraph – 3/1/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/28/talks-resume-on-second-day-of-strike/aobpc7d/?page=3

Most sympathize with teachers (Telegraph – 3/1/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/28/most-sympathize-with-teachers/a1ah0hx/

Teachers picket schools (Telegraph – 3/1/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/28/teacher-picket-schools/aobpc7d/

Dixon school district leaders meet at the bargaining table after first day of strike (WREX – Rockford – 2/18/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21432286/2013/02/28/dixon-school-district-leaders-meet-at-the-bargaining-table-after-first-day-of-strike

Dixon Teachers go on strike (WHBF – Quad Cities – 2/28/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21432215/dixon-teachers-go-on-strike

Dixon Teachers Strike Displaces Students (KWQC – Quad Cities – 2/28/13)

http://www.kwqc.com/story/21430646/dixon-teachers-strike-displaces-students

Dixon Schools Cancel Classes Friday (WQAD – Quad Cities – 2/18/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/02/28/dixon-teachers-set-strike-schedule/

Dixon teachers on strike, classes could be canceled Friday (ABC 7 – Chicago – 2/28/13)

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=9010755

Dixon teachers address school board members before Thursday’s strike (WREX – Rockford – 2/27/13)

http://www.wrex.com/story/21420742/2013/02/28/dixon-teachers-address-school-board-members-before-thursdays-strike

Dixon Teachers Strike (cbs4qc – Quad Cities – 2/28/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21420771/dixon-teachers-strike

Teachers and parents plead for quick end to strike (WQAD – Quad Cities – 2/27/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/02/27/teachers-and-parents-plead-for-quick-end-to-strike/

Dateline Dixon: Lessons from Ottawa teachers strike (Telegraph – 2/28/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/27/dateline-dixon-lessons-from-ottawa-teachers-strike/anpvclu/

Unpopular headlines (Telegraph – 2/28/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/28/unpopular-headlines/acmmr2q/

Dixon Teachers Prepare to Strike (WIFR – Rockford- 2/27/13)

http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Dixon-Teachers-Prepare-to-Strike-193678551.html?ref=551

Dixon teachers to strike Thursday (WREX – Rockford – 2/27/13)

http://m.wrex.com/default.aspx?pid=4107&wnfeedurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wrex.com%2fstory%2f21390504%2f2013%2f02%2f26%2fdixon-teachers-to-strike-thursday%3fclienttype%3drssstory

Dixon teachers strike week (Northern public radio 2/27/13)

http://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-teachers-strike-week

Parents to react to Dixon teacher strike (WQAD – Quad cities – 2/27/13)

http://wqad.com/2013/02/27/parents-react-to-dixon-teacher-strike/

When will it end? (Telegraph 2/27/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/26/when-will-it-end/af8wexv/

District to open free K-5 child care by next week (Telegraph2/27/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/26/district-to-open-free-k-5-child-care-by-next-week/akta1ur/

Dixon teachers strike set for Thursday (Telegraph 2/26/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/26/dixon-teachers-strike-set-for-thursday/av5xosy/

Talks go well into the night (Telegraph 2/26/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/26/talks-go-well-into-the-night/az3jk6k/

Where would the kids go? (Telegraph 2/26/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/26/where-would-the-kids-go/aw4m1e5/

Dixon Teachers Could Strike as Early as Wednesday (WTVO – Rockford 2/25/13)

http://mystateline.mobi/wap/video/details.jsp?sid=109&id=1&sourceid=20961&vcid=1887&c=News%20Videos

Dixon Teachers Could Strike This Week  (Video – KWQC – Quad Cities 2/25/13)

http://m.kwqc.com/Video.html?pid=2269

Dixon Teachers Could Strike This Week (KWQC – Quad Cities 2/25/13)

http://m.kwqc.com/Top-Story-too.html?pid=2264&parenturl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kwqc.com%2fcategory%2f5150%2fkwqc-tv6-news-more-local-news-quad-cities-iowa-illinois%3fclienttype%3drss&itemurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kwqc.com%2fstory%2f21347522%2fdixon-teachers-could-strike-this-week%3fclienttype%3drssstory

Dixon Teachers to Meet with School Board (WIFR- Rockford 2/25/13)

http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Dixon-Teachers-to-Meet-with-School-Board-193142371.html

Union: Tonight’s talks crucial (Telegraph 2/25/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/23/union-tonights-talks-crucial/aieuzc3/

Dixon district’s finances central to talks (Telegraph 2/23/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/21/dixon-districts-finances-central-to-talks/aqni7lr/

Comparing Dixon’s salaries, offers to other districts (Telegraph 2/23/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/22/comparing-dixons-salaries-offers-to-other-districts/aftjln8/

Contract negotiations for Dixon teachers (CBS -4 – Quad cities 2/22/13)

http://www.whbf.com/story/21313054/contract-negotiations-for-dixon-teachers#.USiFhbT9syI.email

Board encouraged by Dixon teachers new offer (Telegraph 2/22/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/22/board-encouraged-by-dixon-teachers-new-offer/a14cm1d/

How money is spent points to priorities (Letter in the Telegraph 2/21/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/19/how-money-is-spent-points-to-priorities/ah8es0z/

Dixon High has too few counselors (Letter in the Telegraph 2/21/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/19/dixon-high-has-too-few-counselors/ay64csf/

Teachers’ leader questions Dixon district plans (Telegraph 2/21/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/21/teachers-leader-questions-dixon-district-plans/a8d3hbb/

Board met Tuesday to discuss negotiations (Telegraph 2/20/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/20/board-met-tuesday-to-discuss-negotiations/au44wob/

Board to meet today, Wednesday (Telegraph 2/19/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/18/board-to-meet-today-wednesday/ar78r8a/

In support of Dixon teachers (Telegraph 2/14/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/12/in-support-of-dixon-teachers/aw9sx2h/

Union wants more meetings (Telegraph 2/14/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/14/union-wants-more-meetings/aq6qkqj/

Teachers ask for more staff (Telegraph 2/13/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/13/teachers-ask-for-more-staff/a739eqw/

Teachers question board spending (Telegraph 2/12/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/11/teachers-question-board-spending/a2xxpb7/

Board releases its last offer (Telegraph 2/8/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/08/board-releases-its-last-offer/a99lba1/

Stike not inevitable (Telegraph 2/6/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/06/strike-not-inevitable/a5zl5nx/

Letter to the Editor(Telegraph 2/5/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/02/01/as-strike-looms-support-your-dixon-teachers/av6qc0w/

Clock begins on possible strike (Telegraph 2/1/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/01/31/clock-begins-on-possible-strike/akkhvt3/

Dixon teachers option to strike set in motion (Telegraph 1/25/13)

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/01/25/dixon-teachers-option-to-strike-set-in-motion/a8oork/

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