Click below for today's news about the Blago education plan, the Daley tax increase for schools, plus the ACT flub and the spelling bee.
Rod Blagojevich hatches a plan, practically overnight, to privatize the
state's lottery and invest the estimated $10 billion in proceeds in
education. The plan is so vague and risky it raises a thousand
questions. An obvious one: How did you arrive at the $10 billion figure?
Richard Daley has authorized the Chicago Board of Education to approve
the maximum permissible property-tax increase so that the Chicago
Public Schools can balance a budget for next year that started with a
$328 million deficit in its initial draft, officials said Thursday.
40 parents and students heard apologies Thursday afternoon from Harvard
school officials over ACT college-entrance exam results that were
thrown out because administrators failed to start the test on time.
breaking a sweat, Lincolnshire 8th grader Theodore Yuan spelled his way
toward a championship finish in the first network televised spelling
bee finals Thursday night, but in the end stumbled on a word related to
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