at the highest-paying grade school district in the Chicago area make
twice as much as their colleagues at the local elementary school paying
the lowest wages. Yet both suburban school systems boast strong student test scores,
advanced courses and involved parents.
Magnet Makeover Sun Times
And although siblings of existing students had a much greater chance
of winning magnet seats, their entry under the old admission policy was
not a lock. Only 45 percent of open seats were set aside for them under
the old process.
Illinois moving ahead on Race to the Top Catalyst
is expected to release official guidelines for Race to the Top
applications in the coming weeks and the first round of applications
are expected to be due near the beginning of the year. A second round
of vetting is scheduled for later in the spring.
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