Schools stockpile large amounts of money in fund balances
Tribune: Nearly half of districts reported fund balances of 50
percent or higher, and 70 school districts -- many in the Chicago area
... 'Stand For Children' group standing up for billionaires, not kids
Austin Weekly: This Friday, representatives of the Chicago Teachers
Union and Stand for Children Illinois will be present at New Birth
Christian Center, 5335 W. Lemoyne, to discuss competing legislative
proposals concerning teacher evaluation... Bed Bugs Found in Urbana Dorm Room Fox: Bed bugs have found their way into Evans Hall at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign... Cullerton Wants School Districts To Fork Up the Cash
ChicagoTalks: Dave Urbanek, the TRS public information officer, said
there are 87,000 retired teachers in Illinois that collect a pension...
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Nearly 1 in 5 in Chicago aren't sure about their next meal
Chicago Muckraker: How could a family in Chicago be above the poverty
line but still struggling to feed their kids? Read on...Thornridge freshmen-only plan a 'political football'
Tribune: The plan to convert a high school into a freshmen-only campus
is supposed to bring together students from 13 south suburbs, but
instead it has divided a community... Create a separate district for Chicago charter schools
Rod Estvan: There will likely be about 50,000 charter school and
contract students in CPS next year. According to the FY 2011 budget,
CPS projected 37 charter schools with 82 campuses and nine contract
schools across the city, with 44,300 students... Spring school fundraisers
Wells Park Bulldog: Mark your calendars, Ravenswood residents!
Schools in your area are holding numerous events this spring to raise
money for their students and programs...
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