Best Of The Week (July 9-13)

The week's big news and commentary all in one place.

News Of The Week
Violence down, scores up at Earle Sun-Times
Activist for minority builders is accused of bilking state Tribune
Summer means a break with a good book Medill Reports
Secret deals enrich Jones stepson's firm
Sun Times

Principals & Administrators
Question Of The Week: AIOs To The Exits...Who Will Replace Them? (45)*
One-Year Residency Leads to Principalship
Yahoo! News
Four Principals Off To Harvard (3)

Communities & Community Organizations
Phasing Out Austin High Schools (18)
Public Housing Tours Led By Public Housing Residents
Neighborhoods, And Neighborhood Divides: Beverly, Austin, Oak Park

Budget Watch
From Springfield: Jones Finally Breaking Free of Blago? (3)
Time To Deal
Is CPS Billing Washington For Vacant Teaching Spots?
Parents & Kids
Another Day, Another Shooting (From Tuesday) (4)
Tricks For Getting Into A Selective Enrollment School (18)

Teachers & Teaching
Catalyst Updates On Teacher Contract & Mentoring
Dismissed Without An Evaluation (18)

Media Watch
Building A Great Schools Website
Making Fun Of School Reform..At A "Granular" Level
Education Bloggers Gather In Chicago (August)

*Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of reader comments at time of publication.

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