Monday Morning Education News

Not much new news, but lots of issues bubbling below the surface.

Chicago Turn Around Schools Get Plug from Washington WBEZ

President
Obama wants states to compete for billions in school reform dollars. He
explained today that states can win funding if they meet several
criteria, including their willingness to "turn around" failing schools.

Long-standing issues swirl around school admissions Catalyst

CPS
CEO Ron Huberman last week launched an investigation into whether clout
gets some kids into the city's selective high and magnet schools. But
that's not the only issue surrounding admissions.
...

Roseland residents aim to reclaim the streets Tribune

On Sunday, members of CeaseFire, a group dedicated to rooting out
violence through community outreach and conflict mediation, joined U.S.
Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) and state Rep. Bob Rita (D-Blue Island)  to
shake hands and chat with Pickens and his neighbors to bring attention
to shootings in Roseland.

2 former classmates, hoops players shot together Sun Times

Christina
Waters and Kris Owens are friends who attended Von Steuben High School,
played basketball and went to their senior prom together.

Krueger Appointed As Next Central Principal Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Kelly Krueger, a Chicago Public Schools teacher who has achieved
several leadership positions in public education, has been appointed
principal of Central ...

St. Louis Creates 13 'Full-Service' Schools Education Week News

About 150 community schools operate in the Chicago Public Schools
district, according to the district's Web site. More than 50 community
schools operate in ...

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