Ridding schools of junk food Tribune
An important driver of change is through the
federal Child Nutrition Act, up for reauthorization in Congress this
Elgin Wants to Increase Bilingual Class Sizes to Fill Budget Hole WBEZ
Area School District U-46 wants to increase class sizes for its
bilingual students as a way to save money. The State Board of Education
says the request is a first.
Daley Says "Silence Kills" WBEZ
for the three-year program will allow the city to hire a full-time CAPS
officer to work with Chicago Public Schools and community
'Algebra-for-All' Push Found to Yield Poor Results Education Week
evaluation of the Chicago public schools' efforts to boost algebra
coursetaking found that, although more students completed the course by
9th grade as a result of the policy, failure rates increased, grades
dropped slightly, test scores did not improve, and students were no
more likely to attend college when they left the system.
States Rethink Policies on National-Board Teachers Education Week
Despite the downturn in state and local support for national-board
certification, some districts continue to compensate teachers for
seeking, and getting, the credential, especially those that have it in
collective bargaining language.
Zion school official charged with marijuana possession Tribune
a dean of students at Zion-Benton Township High School, is alleged to
have tried to destroy up to 20 marijuana plants in the basement of the
home before police executed a search warrant last week.
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