Tuesday Morning News

Schools hope for best, prepare for the worst Tribune

Despite

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

clinic.

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

Would-be

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).

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