Best Of The Week (April 15-22)

Conflict At Curie: The Student View (17 comments so far)
Madame_curieThis student film produced at Curie and just released this past week takes a while to download and probably won't change your mind about what's going on at the school.  But it is extremely informative and a good reminder of just how much kids care about their schools...

Power Couples In Education (16 comments so far)
Power couples crop up not just in the world of pop culture but also in politics, as this Washington Monthly story reminds us.  Education, too.

New Money For Perspectives (16 comments so far)
According to this press release, the grantmaking organization NSVF is giving Perspectives another $1.6 million to help with the creation of three more schools. "By 2014, Perspectives plans to operate up to 10 schools serving more than 4,500 students annually, primarily in grades 7-12."

Koch For State Supe (13 comments so far)
Image002The Gov announced Chris Koch for State Supe today -- not sure if that's good, bad, or indifferent news.  Here are some of the details:

The Gentrification Myth, Part 3 (3 comments so far)
I remember writing about Drummond in the Chicago Journal a few years ago when Ren10 was new, and the issues surrounding the school don't seem to have changed much. 

The Boring Store -- New Tutoring & Mentoring Program Grows Up

The_boring_store"Wicker Park’s 826CHI is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program for Chicago kids ages 6-18," according to this article (The Boring Store).

Breaking News
*Test Results Questioned WBEZ
*Longer school year could be a reality for American kids Tribune
*Whittier Woes Chicago Journal
*Another payroll glitch hits teachers in pocketbook Sun Times

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