City Council OKs Daley's no-tax hike budget Tribune: By declaring $180 million in once-sacrosanct special taxing district funds as surplus, $38 million will be pumped into city coffers. Most of the rest will go to Chicago Public Schools... Gery Chico wants longer school days Tribune: He also wants to institute daylong kindergarten, give every high school student a laptop, and create privately run alternative schools for disruptive, violent and at-risk students... DePaul Prof Claims Racism in Tenure: DePaul University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Quinetta Shelby is claiming that's she's been unfairly denied a promotion because of her race... Foreign language to become a priority: The district is running pilot dual language programs in four elementary schools this year. Until now, Chicago has offered "world language programs" in 40 elementary schools, where students study Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic or other languages... Highlands School celebrates Blue Ribbon honor Naperville Sun: Highlands School is one of only 16 schools in Illinois nominated for the award in 2010 and one of 304 recognized in the country... Jones College Prep: A Cut Above The Rest Chicago Talks: The line of approximately 3,500 people stretched around the block in Chicago's South Loop. Of the nine selective enrollment high schools in Chicago, Jones has the highest percentage of low-income students with 55 percent.
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