Monday Morning Education News

New school blends past, future Sun Times
Can
a school in North Lawndale achieve 96 percent attendance and 100
percent college placement? The Ford Motor Co. Fund's first school in
Dearborn, Mich., achieved
those results, and now officials hope the same can be done at a new
charter high school opened by the fund in Homan Square on Saturday.

Boy's lack of services investigated Tribune
Following
a Tribune report on a Chicago Public Schools student who waited five
months to receive court-ordered special education services, the
district has decided to launch an internal review of its Office of
Specialized Services.

Should Kids Pick Their Own Required Reading? CLTV
Get
ready for the lengthy reading lists and book reports. As Chicago Public
School students head back to school, next week, here's an interesting
question: Should kids get to choose their own required reading? I
stumbled on this article from...

Teachers Union: CPS Should Shelter Teachers From Pressure to Boost Grades WBEZ
The
Chicago Teachers Union is calling on district leaders to do more to
stop grade inflation. A survey released Sunday shows 20 percent of
public high school teachers changed student grades last school year...
after feeling pressured to do so.

Quinn Riles Schools Transparency Advocates WBEZ
Illinois
Gov. Pat Quinn is watering down a bill that aims for more transparency
in the process of closing Chicago schools. That's what the measure's
chief sponsor says.

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