Thursday Morning Roundup (May 31)

Man key to Curie ouster forced off of 2 councils Tribune
Respicio Vazquez, the independent
hearing officer, recommended that Ramos be removed because he found
Jones, council member Otis Davis and an investigator for the inspector
general to be more credible than Ramos' testimony, the ruling stated.

Students in area feeling displaced Tribune

As Austin Community Academy High School enters its final days, a group
of angry residents are demanding a permanent high school home for their
displaced teens.

No Expansion Of Gambling In Proposed State Budget CBS2
The House Democrats' plan does not make full pension payments that are due to state pension funds. It raises taxes on businesses by closing some exemptions that are worth several hundred million dollars, and it leaves Mayor Richard M. Daley facing potential cut-backs and lay-offs at the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Public Schools.

New York City Expands Test Program in Schools NYT
In Chicago, a city whose public schools rely heavily on periodic
testing, students in Grades 3 through 8 are tested three times a year,
said Linda Bendixen, a spokeswoman for the Chicago public schools. A
small but expanding group of high schools are tested four times a year,
she added.

University of Chicago alum pledges $100 million to school Tribune
A University of Chicago graduate has pledged $100 million, the largest
gift ever to an Illinois university, to eliminate student loans for
hundreds of undergraduates.

Eight Forty-Eight 5/30/2007

Audio Available
in Springfield are down to the wire. We examine the likelihood for
reform in three key areas—education, transportation and health care.



Will Schools Get More Funding?

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the legislative session heads down to the wire, we examine some of the
biggest issues still unresolved—among them, whether schools will get
more funding. Ryan Canney of A+ Illinois is lobbying for more funding and joins us to talk about it.

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