Wednesday AM News: Testing loophole, Why charter schools shoud exist, Silence on knife threat, CPS to cut teachers, Gage Park, Daley criticized for Curie stance

State uses test loophole Tribune
More than 13 percent of the math and reading tests taken by Illinois students last year were not counted under the No Child Left Behind law, more than three times the percentage exempted the previous year, according to a Tribune analysis of state data.

What do parents and kids know? Tribune (editorial)
No one makes a better argument for why charter schools should exist than the very person who leads the state in opposing them. State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago), vice-chairperson of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, wants to limit charter school growth.

Schools silent on girls' penalty Tribune
When Shay Hubbard showed up at a Chicago Heights-Park Forest District 163 school board meeting Monday night, she did so hoping to learn the fate of two 8-year-old girls who had threatened her 7-year-old daughter with a steak knife, she said.

CPS expects to cut 270 teachers Sun Times
Chicago public schools may have to slash 270 teaching positions because of an expected enrollment drop this fall of 4,000 students, officials said Tuesday.

Gage Park High Battles Violence WBEZ
Latino and African American parents and community leaders met last night to address the increase in violence at Chicago's Gage Park High School.

Daley Draws Heat for Curie High Stance WBEZ
Supporters of Chicago's local school councils took aim at Mayor Daley's support for ousted Curie High School principal Jerrelyn Jones.

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