CEO vows to change school-closing process Sun Times
with complaints from aldermen about the way schools are targeted for
closings, Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman vowed Monday to bring the
community into the process earlier.
Chicago can improve school closings process, schools chief says
Public Schools chief Ron Huberman defended the planned closing of
several city schools Monday afternoon but promised to continue
reforming the highly contentious process.
Huberman was summoned before the City Council's Education Committee
City Council hearing ends without vote on school closings, turnarounds
it better to do something that means next to nothing, or to do nothing
That's probably the question that Alderman Latasha Thomas was asking
herself this afternoon during a four-hour City Council education
committee hearing, as members considered passing a non-binding
resolution to put a one-year moratorium on school closings and
Districts ax teachers, blame state for financial meltdown Tribune
school districts already struggling with multimillion-dollar budget
deficits are warning of mass teacher layoffs and deep program cuts for
the coming school year -- an impending crisis they blame on the
recession and the state's chronic financial woes.
Bill would let school districts off the hook for unfunded mandates Catalyst
downstate legislator is pushing a proposal to free schools from some of
the state's unfunded mandates as a way to ease the burdens of districts
as they grapple with the current fiscal crisis.
Oswego school district OKs $5.5M in budget cuts
District 308 approved $5.5 million in budget adjustments for fiscal
year 2010-11 on Monday, but the reductions may not be nearly enough.
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