Thursday Morning News

Study Blasts Chicago Public Schools
WBEZ
A new study says perceived improvements in Chicago Public Schools are just that: perception.

Report: Chicago's public schools making little progress in student achievement
CTDN
The
report says gains on a state achievement test have little to do with
improvements in student performance, and it praises charter schools as
a way to educational reform.

Layoffs in central office will reach nearly 1,000 by end of summer Catalyst
From what we are hearing now
from sources, secretaries and support services personnel, such as
professional development staffers, are getting the ax first.

No Budget? Here is a list of some family service agencies' cuts Tribune
There are several around
Chicago, and each one of them is in a different financial situation.

Study: Illinois 4th in child obesity Tribune
One
in three Illinois children is overweight or obese, according to a new
report that puts the state on an unenviable Top 10 list.

CHA mixed-income building has class clash Tribune
"I don't think they intentionally oversold the place," he said,
referring to the building's marketing efforts. "I just think the
adversities weren't all thought out."

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