After graduation, new teachers start job hunt

Angel Torres worked overtime to complete his student teaching. At midnight, he started his overnight shift as a senior service technician for People’s Gas. At 8 a.m., he headed to Ames Middle School for his student-teaching assignment. The grueling routine is now over. But with impending budget woes and labor unrest, Torres faces an uncertain job market.

AFT leader visits King College Prep

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten visited King College Prep on Tuesday to learn about the school’s unique approach to professional development for teachers and to meet with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.