AM News: Cutting Programs, Raising Salaries

Chicago schools cut spring sophomore sports Tribune
District sports director Calvin Davis sent the memo to school
athletic directors today saying that only varsity and freshman teams
will be allowed to practice for now.

Morton East students stage walkout Tribune
Angered over a budget reduction plan to eliminate
classes and lay off teachers, more than 100 students from Morton East
High School in Cicero walked out of school this morning and staged a
brief protest in the streets.

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Illinois schools chiefs' salaries keep supersizing Tribune
The state's school superintendents are cutting costs
in a gruesome budget cycle, but they can take some consolation: Their
own paychecks are growing comfortably.

A primer on Chicago's teacher pension
As a quick fix, Huberman hopes to convince lawmakers to simply reduce
Chicago's additional payment by about $300 million, which would cut the
nearly $1 billion deficit by about a third.

Feds say Chicago's stimulus spending needs more

A recent federal audit of stimulus spending in Illinois
schools calls for improvement in state oversight, noting that two of
the three districts examined by auditors--including Chicago--did not track
any spending of so-called State Fiscal Stabilization Funds.

Naperville school district talks produce tentative deal Tribune
Naperville School District 203 and the teachers union reached a
tentative contract agreement Tuesday night. Details of the agreement
were not released.

Eight Forty-Eight 3/3/2010
Education reporter Linda Lutton talks with the
executive director of the agency charged with "turning around" schools
in Chicago.

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  • It's interesting that Calvin Davis is now cutting sophomore sports, now that the biggest sophomore sport is over, boys basketball! I guess boys tennis, softball, baseball and girls soccer does not have any clout!

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