Thursday Morning News

Lawsuit over state's school-funding formula clears hurdle Sun Times

A

lawsuit challenging the state's education funding system survived a key

legal hurdle Wednesday in what advocates hailed as a "milestone''

ruling.

Suspension overturned for school plumbing inspector Sun Times

Chicago's

Human Resources Board has overturned a 15-day suspension against a city

plumbing inspector who uncovered "two pages worth" of building code

violations that left 1,100 children at Jose de Diego Community Academy

without water for weeks.

Schools Will Get Stimulus Funds, State Payments WBEZ

Illinois

is expecting about $3 billion in federal stimulus aid to schools in the

state. But a big chunk of that is going to pay off a backlog of bills

the state owes school districts.

Chicago Charter School Teachers Fight for Union WBEZ

Labor

leaders are rallying this afternoon in support of teachers at

three charter schools who’ve formed a union. If they’re recognized by

the state, they’ll be the first unionized charter school teachers in

Chicago.

Comings & Goings: At CPS, Perspectives Catalyst

Bernard

McCune is the new acting director of the CPS Office of College and

Career Preparation, replacing Greg Darnieder. Ray Thompson, director of

community relations for Perspectives Charter Schools, will leave

Perspectives in May to become a consultant for the Asset-Based

Community Development Institute at Northwestern University.

Chicago Park District hiking summer camp fees Sun Times

It's part of a plan to offset a projected $15 million

budget shortfall that could lead to more than 250 layoffs by the end of

the year, Supt. Tim Mitchell said.

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