lawsuit challenging the state's education funding system survived a key
legal hurdle Wednesday in what advocates hailed as a "milestone''
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.
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.
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
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.
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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