Thursday Morning News

Chicago International teachers to vote on union Catalyst

As a practical matter, the ruling means that the teachers will have to vote in a secret ballot on whether they want to unionize.

Social worker helps CPS students shed light on school closings CTDN

Aura Brickler says students were angry when district officials decided to close their school, Medill Elementary. So she armed them — with audio recorders.

Neighborhood school in Chicago Heights to close Chicago Tribune

A neighborhood school on Chicago Heights' east side that once housed more than 500 students--but recently welcomed only 90--will close its doors forever. The Chicago Heights School District 170 board on Monday unanimously voted to close Gavin School, ...

Legislation would loosen cap on new charter schools
Chi-Town Daily News, IL

President Obama and former Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan, now the Secretary of Education, have called for expanding charter schools across the United States. Such encouragement from the White House helped seal the legislation in Obama and Duncan's ...

Military-backed public schools on the rise in US
The Associated Press

None of the Chicago military schools made "adequate yearly progress" last year, meaning they fell short of basic standards under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Chicago schools spokesman Franklin Shuftan said many of the military academies.

...Capital plan includes funding for Rockford charter schools
WREX-TV, IL

Rockford Senator Dave Syverson asked that three Rockford charter schools also be added to that amendment. Sigma Beta, Greentek, and Chicago International Charter Schools would get a total of $2 million dollars. The capital plan is waiting for Governor ...

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