Tuesday Morning Education News

A Blow To Transparent School Reform In Chicago Progress Illinois
After
being blindsided by the changes, Soto is vowing to override Quinn's
amendments. Talking to Black, the Chicago lawmaker expressed her
ongoing ...

State task force will study proposal for new group to authorize charter schools Catalyst
'The Illinois State Board of Education is assembling a task force to
study plans for a new, independent authorizer of charter schools--a
controversial idea that supporters say would lead to higher-quality
charters and help Illinois capture some of the nearly $5 billion in
competitive federal stimulus grants....

Fast Times at Recruitment High Mother Jones
Nearly
10,500 of Chicago's 203,000 sixth- through twelfth-graders participate
in some kind of military program on campus, from joining the Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps to enrolling in Pentagon-sponsored JROTC
academies.

Cities slash services in economic downturn AP
Because
of how cities raise and collect their revenues, the report found they
will be weathering the effects of the downturn long after a national
economic recovery is under way. Persistent state budget shortfalls will
also contribute to cities' fiscal woes, as states continue to slash aid
to local governments.

Boy lost in Chicago schools' maze, complaint says Tribune
Born
with heart disease, Malik Brooks' short life has been riven by hospital
stays and academic struggles. By the time he entered kindergarten, he
had endured four open-heart surgeries and suffered a stroke. Anxiety
set in as he lived with a near-constant fear of dying.

Chicago buses to be safer, greener Chicago Sun Times
Only about 25 percent of school buses nationwide have the GPS and MDT technologies, the American School Bus Council estimates.

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  • I have no problem with military education programs like JROTC in our public schools, I was in it when I was in high school in the mid-70s. I would however hope to see as much effort put into expanding Arts education and Science programming in the Chicago Public Schools, too. I think our young people need as broad and diverse education as possible.

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