Thursday AM News: Late Tests, Clemente Shooting, Supe Apologizes

Illinois one of last two states to post test scores CST
The continued delay is the latest twist in a drama that began in the
spring. A combination of missteps by a new testing contractor,
struggles with a new statewide system for compiling student demographic
data and the addition of testing at new grade levels have added up to
one delay after another.

Teenager charged in shooting of cop Tribune
Police said he shot a 36-year-old officer near
Clemente High School on the Near Northwest Side on Monday shortly after
school let out.

`Bully' contract leads to apology Tribune
A Mt. Prospect school superintendent
apologized Tuesday for a "misguided" and "unacceptable" action by an
administrator at a middle school that equated speaking Spanish with
bullying, with suspension possible for pupils caught speaking it.

Backers say model shows charter school benefits Crain's
Seeking to refute the argument that charter schools suck money from
school districts, proponents on Wednesday released an economic model
they say demonstrates the schools economic benefits.

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