Thursday Morning News

Teachers union sues over cyberschool Tribune
The Chicago Teachers Union sued the city's first virtual charter school on Wednesday, arguing that the home-based school violates state law and, therefore, should not receive public money.

Aldermen hot at CPS over finance district money Chicago Defender
Several Chicago aldermen expressed concern and even outrage Tuesday about their lack of involvement in a city plan to divert public money for renovating some public schools.

South Loop School votes in support of fence Chicago Journal
Surveying the near-capacity crowd gathered in South Loop School for a Sept. 28 community meeting, Chicago Public Schools' Chief of Staff David Pickens told the audience that he had no idea a fence surrounding the perimeter of the school, and adjacent Mary Richardson Jones Park, would be such a hot topic.

Tune in Today for Our Final Chicago Matters Report WBEZ
Throughout the state of Illinois, people complain that their schools are underfunded. They also lament the high property taxes that help pay for public education. Yet when it comes to finding a solution to the school funding dilemma, politicians balk. Today we wrap up our series Chicago Matters: Valuing Education with a report from series producer Julia McEvoy on the politics of education funding reform.

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