Best Of The Week (February 4-11)

Question Of The Week: Time To Pull The Quarterback? (25 Comments so far)
Like Lovie Smith and next year's Bears, Mayor Daley will shortly have a decision to make about who should quarterback the Chicago Public Schools.

Hosanna Goes To Washington (14 Comments so far)
The Board's Hosanna Mahaley Johnson, head of new schools, is going to DC for a Senate hearing on NCLB reauthorization scheduled for Thursday.

Ren10 Update - 1700 "New" Students (17 Comments so far)Image001
Click below for the latest Ren10 update from CPS, including news about the latest cohort of folks starting new schools (cohort III, pictured).

Monique Davis Skipped Over For Education Chair
According to State School News Service ($), Speaker Madigan has skipped over Monique Davis for the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee

Who Spellings Met With Last Week
After a business roundtable at the Chamber, (l. to r.) Rick Stephens, The Boeing Company; Ed Rust, State Farm; John Rico, Rico Enterprises; and Norm Bobins, LaSalle Bank...

Free The Schools:  A Cliffs Notes Version Of The February Catalyst
Things I learned from a quick skim through the new Catalyst...

Too Cold For School? (6 comments so far)
While there's nothing up on the CPS website, Chicagoist has the scoop and a link to a list of school closings:

Breaking News
*As AP classes grow, test failure rate rises Tribune
*2 community watchdogs leaving school-reform fight Tribune
*Chef resolves to help kids eat better Wednesday Journal
*Green school wants greener students Daily Southtown

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