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.
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 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.
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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