CPS Budget Hanging in the Balance Catalyst
the coming weeks, CPS could reap money from a gambling plan that could
bring in school construction money. Meanwhile, Jan. 4 is the deadline
for the governor to sign a bill that would increase the state’s per
pupil funding level.
This morning, dozens of retired teachers plan to protest outside
Chicago Public Schools board headquarters complaining about the
problems they’ve had getting the proper amount of money in their
More Chicago public schools underused Sun Times
New data indicates that 147 of 417 neighborhood grade schools are
anywhere from one-half to more than two-thirds empty. That compares
with 30 or 40 underused schools in 2000.
Researchers found that children in Chicago who spent most of their
lives in segregated, low-income communities posted lower verbal scores
than did children who lived in better communities. This was true
whether the children's families were low- or middle-income.
High Schools Neglected Under NCLB Catalyst
high schools are not getting help from NCLB, a panel of educators said
recently. Schools need more funding and accountability beyond test
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