A bunch of new stuff from Catalyst for you to check out:
Chicago Public Schools officials are floating plans for a one-point
increase in the state’s 3 percent flat-rate personal income tax, and a
slightly higher increase for the corporate income tax.
CPS lawyers agree with claims in the lawsuit that the state’s
educational funding structure is broken and needs to be fixed to yield more
equitable results. But the district will probably draw the line at endorsing
the civil rights claimsthat are arguably the most powerful and strategic assertions in the lawsuit.
leaving high school in 2007, nearly 40 percent of students with
disabilities are unemployed and not enrolled in any type of college or
vocational program a year later.
Crystal Room A at the Hyatt Regency Hotel was pulsing with power
Tuesday morning as Advance Illinois made its formal debut. The new
non-profit organization aims to create a consensus around new policies
to improve student achievement in Illinois.
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