Tuesday Morning News

Schools hope for best, prepare for the worst Tribune


learning that Illinois public schools could receive as much as $3

billion in federal stimulus aid, many of the region's top educators

face the next budget cycle as grimly as children in line at a vaccine


Mayoral takeovers in other cities Dallas Morning News, TX

CHICAGO: In 1988, the Illinois General Assembly gave Mayor Richard Daley control of Chicago's school

system. In 1995, it empowered Daley to appoint a five-member Reform

Board of Trustees. In 1999, a new act restored the Board of Education

of the city ...

Too much power to principals? Sun Times


freshmen pitching their talents to principals of the city's most

exclusive public high schools on videos, DVDs -- and even a private

piano recital. Principals picking kids who never took an admission test

or filled out a required application. Parents left in the dark about a

new way to enter the city's coveted college prep high schools.

Teacher sex with student alleged Sun Times

A teacher is accused of drinking and having sex with a 15-year-old male student, according to WBBM and WMAQ TV reports.

For Ren10 school closing stories, see previous post (below).

Filed under: Media Watch

Leave a comment