12,000 students skip mandatory Illinois test Sun Times
12,000 Illinois public school seniors skipped the mandatory 2009
Prairie State Achievement Exam -- a test that can trigger school or
district sanctions -- and will have to take it this spring, state
education officials say.
year after the Chicago Police Department cracked down on gangs, its
efforts crashed into reality when a 17-year-old was shot and killed in
front of a memorial for a slain friend.
students with Chicago area ties -- Stephanie Bell, Russell Perkins and
Daniel Shih -- are among the 32 American men and women named Saturday
as 2009 Rhodes Scholars, considered one of the world's most prestigious
$87.8 million in CPS's special education funding is questioned Tribune
state Board of Education is looking into questions about the
"accountability and transparency" of millions of dollars in state money
that Chicago Public Schools receives each year to pay the salaries of
its special education teachers.
Parents skeptical about magnet and selective admissions proposal Catalyst
officials took their proposed magnet and selective school admissions
policy on the road this week and encountered some suggestions, a host
of questions and a fair amount of confusion and frustration.
Comings & Goings: At ACT Charter, CPS Catalyst
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