Thursday Afternoon Roundup

Lottery sale is no jackpot for schools -- group Pioneer Press Online
An estimated $10
billion windfall from the sale or lease of the Illinois Lottery for
state education funding would be short-lived, maintains a new report by
the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a Chicago-based fiscal
policy think tank.

Skinner School hard hit by special ed layoffs Chicago Journal
Data released by Designs for Change indicates Skinner School will lose the greatest number of special education staff under the new budget.

Childhood obesity reaches epidemic proportions Defender
Statistics show Chicago 's
children are especially at risk for obesity. Young children in Chicago
are almost two and a half times more likely to be overweight than
children nationwide, according to a 2003 study by the Consortium to
Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, which collected data on children
ages 3 to 7 at 30 Chicago public schools.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave a comment