Thursday Morning News

Deal reached to recover $1 million school grant Tribune

The state moved closer today to recovering a $1 million grant that former

Gov. Rod Blagojevich steered to a politically connected private school

that lost its space in a 2006 church fire, Clout Street reports.

School options lacking for children on south, west sidesCTDN

Researchers
found that reform efforts have helped elementary school children, but a
lack of quality high schools threatens to undermine early gains. The
need for better schools is greatest in the city's south and west sides.

CPS looking for community input on new schools Catalyst

CPS
has made Englewood, South Chicago and Riverdale priority communities
for the next round of Renaissance 2010 schools for 2010-2011 and the
district is looking for people to serve on a transitional advisory
council for each of those communities.

Illinois ranks near bottom in equal education for minorities Catalyst

Minority students in Illinois are falling through the cracks because
they are more likely to be enrolled in the worst-performing schools,
according to a new national study that reinforces what education
activists have been saying for years about the state’s inequitable
school funding system.

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