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Education secretary to speak in Chicago AP

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
a lengthy statewide "listening tour," the bipartisan,
politically-connected group Advance Illinois released its
recommendations for improving Illinois education.


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

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
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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