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Education secretary to speak in Chicago AP

US
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will challenge Illinois to "think
differently" about education as he leads a discussion about.

Political heavyweights in Advance Illinois lay out education reform agenda Catalyst
After
a lengthy statewide "listening tour," the bipartisan,
politically-connected group Advance Illinois released its
recommendations for improving Illinois education.

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Former Pols Want to Change the Way Illinois Teachers are Paid WBEZ
A group led by some Illinois political heavyweights wants to change the way the state pays its teachers.

Officials push overhaul at school in detention center CTDN

During
the 2007-08 school year, all students released from Nancy B. Jefferson
Alternative School had dropped out, officials say. A transitional plan
is meant to help them advance.

A Chicago First: Charter School Teachers Unionize WBEZ

Chicago has its first unionized charter school.

Two teen girls: Ex-Payton coach sexually assaulted us at 15 Sun Times
He was highly admired as Walter Payton College Prep's boys basketball coach.

Teen boy fatally shot on Southwest Side Sun Times
A
16-year-old boy who just finished his sophomore year at Bogan Computer
Technical High School was fatally shot Wednesday night while walking
near his Ashburn home with his nephew.

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