What you missed at today's board meeting, in brief:
Big Things: Approval of the somewhat-delayed virtual charter school under Ren10. Word that the announced closure of a handful of schools is coming tomorrow as part of a larger Board spectrum of interventions. Approval of $4.5 million in grants to curriculum providers under the high school transformation plan. Complaints from parents at Inter-American about having to move to LeMoyne without notification because the Board sold the IA site for $25 million. Complaints from folks at Senn/Rickover about the military academy.
Little Things: Board member Norm Bobbins in an arm sling of some sort. Sun-Times reporter Roz Rossi asking CTU VP Ted Dallas question after question, Columbo-style. Catalyst star intern Emily Horbar taking notes like mad and wondering just what she's got herself into. Various and sundry shout-outs and heckles from the audience to the Board. Substance editor George Schmidt wandering around taking pics (does Substance still come out anymore).
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