Tuesday Morning News

Illinois to scrutinize wasted 'tutor' grants Chicago Tribune

The Democrats quietly awarded the grants to their pet nonprofits,

schools, businesses and churches. They funneled the money through the

Board of Education, which rubber-stamped the selections.

Tougher policy fills summer classroomsCTDN

Nearly

32,000 city students are enrolled in summer "bridge" classes; a

catch-up program targeting third, sixth and eighth graders whose class

grades, test scores or attendance was lagging.

Illinois giving most incoming 6th graders a bye on doctor's exams Tribune

Illinois students entering the 6th grade this fall will not have to

undergo a medical exam if they had a similar exam when they entered 5th

grade under a state law signed Wednesday.

All not keen on Waukegan charter school Tribune

If approved, the proposal would create the second charter school in

Lake County and the first devoted to college preparation, called

Waukegan College Prep Academy.

New U-46 superintendent takes control Chicago Daily Herald

Torres, 48, comes to U-46 from Chicago Public Schools, where he was regional superintendent for Area 14, a group of 26 elementary and middle schools on ...

Commentary: International education 'a fundamental need' today DesMoines Register

The whole college-prep concept was [intended] to raise the bar in education in Chicago public schools, and certainly Payton has done that.

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