AM News: Rejecting "Race To The Top" & More

Evanston teachers not ready to back Race to the Top Evanston Review
District
65 officials expressed anger and confusion Monday that the District
Educators' Council withheld its support from a key document that was
due that afternoon from districts.

Austin Lacking the Schools Needed to Educate Its Students Chicagotalks

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CPS officials
say Austin residents will have to be content with their three
Renaissance 2010 schools

Race To The Top Evaluation Changes Inch Forward Statehouse News
Illinois lawmakers wasted little time approving one of
the final pieces for the state's application for a half a billion
dollars in federal education money.
The Illinois House voted Monday to send a proposal that links teacher
and principal evaluations to the Illinois Senate.

Lack of Choking Training Could Be Deadly Fox Chicago
Choking injuries and deaths are school-lunchroom hazards that
don't receive a lot of attention, but the mother of a boy who
died after choking in a school cafeteria is telling his story on TV
for the first time, hoping to bring attention to the issue.

Morgan Park teacher had sex with student Southtown Star
Joan
Marie Johnson, now 19, had sex with a teacher from December 2008
through March 2009 while she was a student at the Southwest Side
school, 1744 W. Pryor Ave., according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook
County Circuit Court.

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