Monday Morning Education News

There's always something interesting going on in Chicago schools, even in the middle of August.

Some question phasing-in at new Skinner School Gazette Chicago

Some
families living near Skinner West wanting to send their children to a
neighborhood school must travel more than a mile away and object to
this phase-in, however. Although this plan will benefit families with
young children, it offers no help for neighborhood children already
beyond kindergarten, some neighborhood residents said.

Chicago Public Schools Adds More Schools to Year-Round Track WBEZ

Monday
is the first day of school for some Chicago Public Schools students.
The district has added 91 new schools to its year-round calendar.

School Bd. chief won't profit from Olympics deal, he says Chicago Sun-Times

Developer and Chicago 2016 committee member Michael Scott insisted Friday that he will not profit if ...

Illinois corruption includes state's largest school systems Christian Science Monitor

In
a separate development, federal prosecutors issued a subpoena in late
July to Chicago Public School Board President Michael Scott as part of
an investigation to determine whether principals at the city's nine
highly-competitive high schools improperly selected students based on
clout rather than academic achievement.

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  • How on earth are two schools in the clout heavy NW side getting deseg funds? These two schools (more than 74% white BTW http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Pages/Ebinger.aspx?Source=SearchPage http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Pages/OriolePark.aspx?Source=SearchPage) are getting over $300,000 in desegregation funds after the residents successfully booted the minority kids at ERGC (75% minority) from their building on Olcott and created yet another 75% white school in the area.
    THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS to 75% white schools, you have got to be kidding me!!!!

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