AM News: Nearly $200K For Clout Probe

Happy President's Day:

Tab for CPS enrollment probe: $189,000 Sun Times
The
board, citing the pending investigation, would not release a breakdown
of those costs. Bond, however, did say that most of the Schiff Hardin
expenses were "related to document searches, reviews and production. A
relatively small percentage was related to individuals."

No Mayor Vallas Sun Times

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Sneed
is told that former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, who once
eyed a mayoral bid, is developing a model to build a school system in
Haiti for an international American bank.

Innovation is key to policy reform, ISBE chairman says Daily Herald
The
chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education plans to use his new
position on a federal policy committee to advocate for practical
changes to education legislation, including allowing states more
resources and flexibility under No Child Left Behind.

Maywood teachers overpaid for 4 years now told to pay up Sun Times
Maywood
School District 89 has overpaid some teachers for nearly four years and
is now asking them to return the money, a school board member told the
Sun-Times.

NIU remembers shooting victims on 2nd anniversary Tribune
DEKALB
-- Pain lingered just beneath the surface on the second anniversary of
shootings that claimed the lives of five Northern Illinois University
students.

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  • wbez has reported that a handful of schools are being pulled off the consolidations and closings list after the hearings, in part due to board members attending hearings -- check it out here:

    http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=40058

    / alexander

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