Chicago schools feel state education cuts Chicago Tribune
month after doling out $14 million for pork projects handpicked by
lawmakers, the Illinois State Board of Education slashed $25 million
from its budget this week, including $5 million for gifted education
programs and nearly $700,000 that would have gone directly to targeted
Rise of the 'rock star' school superintendent Christian Science Monitor
Child Left Behind has created a demand for school administrators who
can take the pressure, and some 20 percent of school districts are now
seeking superintendents because of a shortage.
"Every profession you're going to have
the worst, like you're going to have the best," said John Ostenburg,
chief of staff for the Chicago Teachers Union. ...
A teenager was charged with aggravated battery after allegedly pushing
a Chicago Police officer to the ground as the officer was trying to
break up a fight involving several teenagers at a North Side fast-food restaurant Monday afternoon.
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"Chicago Public Schools love
their charter schools." Funding for the charter schools comes from the
local school district in which their students reside. ...
projects were coordinated by the Chicago Public Schools
service-learning initiative, which was created six years ago to link
classroom curriculum with ...
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