The Week In Review (Nov. 6 - 12)

Arne's Daughter: Public Or Private School?
Is where Duncan's daughter goes to school any of our business? Does it make a difference?

Kelleher's Korner: More Fuel for the Ed Funding Fight? Former senior Catalyst writer Maureen Kelleher writes in: While Democrats nationally are rejoicing in the midterm election results, education funding advocates here in Illinois may have gotten a boost, too.

A Peek Into The High School Transformation
A report from WBEZ's Jay Fields sparks some lengthy discussion on the effectiveness of curriculum reform.

Clearing Up The Ren-10 Confusion Mike Klonsky, who was involved with the Austin Polytech proposal and went to the event yesterday, points out on his blog that both dailies really screwed up their coverage.

Question Of The Week: Would More Single-Sex Classes (or Schools) Help?
Some readers say its "1950ish to make single gender schools now," but a CPS teacher who has seen single-sex classes in action says, "Students were extrememly comfortable and it became a safe haven for them."

Local Blog Roundup: Election Results, Spelling on Merit Pay and Reality Check
Mike Klonsky's has the scoop on Secretary Spelling take on merit pay and more.

This week's big headlines ...
Plan For 19 New Chicago Schools Unveiled WBBM
Boys in One Class, Girls in the Other Tribune
27 Million Reasons to Teach for CPS Chicagoist

And for highlights from other education blogs from around country check out this week's Carnival of Education.

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