Tuesday Morning News

South Loop Votes on Magnet School WBEZ


in Chicago’s south loop will be able to vote tomorrow on whether a

magnet school should be converted into a regular neighborhood school.

Parents protest dismantling of school staff ChiTown Daily News

Teachers at Miles Davis and Johns would have to reapply for jobs at new school

Winners of this lottery can enroll in Chicago's top schools Tribune

At LaSalle Language Academy in Lincoln Park, for example, 1,200

children applied for 64 openings. At Drummond Montessori in Bucktown,

995 children applied for 36 slots. Suder Montessori on the Near West

Side received about 500 applications for 28 seats. Last year, magnet schools received about 33,000 applications for about 2,500 openings.

Chicago: The World's Kind of Town? Washington Post

To meet this goal, city officials have instituted Chinese and Arabic --

and soon, Russian -- language classes in the public schools;

No free lunch: CPS out $3.5 mil. Sun Times

Chicago Public Schools have lost as much as $3.5 million a year in

lunch money, apparently by handing out free meals to students who

should have paid for them but didn't, according to a new report by the

school inspector general.

Who'd be best judge? Lawyers know Sun Times

In her 28 years of practicing law, she has been general counsel to the Chicago Public Schools and to the Chicago Housing Authority. ...


UPDATE: School scheme: 'How do they know it's isolated?' Sun Times

Chicago's magnet applications should be audited following revelations

that parents tried to clout their kids into one magnet school by

falsely claiming they had a child already enrolled there, the head of a

government watchdog group said Tuesday.

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