Tuesday Morning News

Charter school expansion OKd Chicago Breaking News

Pat Quinn's signature, would make Illinois the first state to answer President Barack Obama's and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's calls to raise caps ...

Lawmakers pave the way to double the number of charters Catalyst

A bill that doubles the statewide charter cap from
60 to 120.
Senate Bill 612, now awaiting Governor Quinn's signature, would allow
up to 45 additional charters in Chicago, including up to five new
charters aimed at dropout recovery.

More than 1,100 will start getting layoff notices this week Sun Times

than 1,100 city employees -- none sworn police officers or firefighters
-- will start receiving layoff notices later this week after organized
labor refused Mayor Daley's demand for 17 days off without pay and comp
time instead of cash overtime.

Former Failing School Serves as National Model New York Times

Orr Academy High School, on Chicago's West Side, is one of more than a dozen Chicago schools that were overhauled when Arne Duncan ran the school system ...

Stop the Violence ABC7

CPS CEO Ron Huberman discusses ways to curb violence by altering school culture.

$2.7 million wasted in grants CST

of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's big blunders -- awarding a $1 million
state grant to a private school that, as things turned out, never
operated as a school once it got the money -- is in the process of
being fixed.

Chicago charter school founder named to U-46 post. Daily Herald

O'Connor, principal of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Ascend Charter
School on Chicago's West Side, has been selected as the executive
director for student services, a new cabinet-level position, district
officials announced.

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