Thursday Morning News

Voters say they want South Loop to be just for neighborhood Tribune

The referendum asked Ward 2 voters in the 22nd precinct whether they

wanted to strip South Loop Elementary School of its status as a

regional gifted center. About 56 percent voted yes.

Chicago Wants ISAT Given in Native Languages WBEZ

Duncan

worries the city’s roughly 22-thousand ELL students could drive down

the district’s test scores, if they’re forced to take the ISAT in

English.

Andersen on the chopping block Chicago Journal

Roughly

200 people braved the harsh weather to attend an evening meeting at the

school, 1845 W. Cortland, in protest of plans by Chicago Public Schools

to phase out the existing curriculum and introduce a magnet language

school program based on La Salle Language Academy.

The New School Shuffle The Reader

Ultimately the decision to turn Edison over to the locals was Duncan’s

sop to Doherty, just as the decision to turn Haugan’s middle school

over to Aspira was his gift to Martinez and del Valle and his decision

to build Albany Park Multicultural was a gift to Laurino. All involved

are loyal subjects of Mayor Daley, and that has its perks.

UPDATE: Edison Media advisory (PDF) Parent letter (PDF)

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