AM News: Cathie Black For CPS Chief!

image from webmedia.newseum.orgEmanuel seeks outsider for CPS boss Tribune:  Among those being considered are Jean-Claude Brizard, Andres Alonso, and Jerry Weast...CPS shelves plan to consolidate 2 elementary schools Tribune: Citing opposition from parents and activists, Chicago Public Schools officials on Monday dropped plans to send students from Beidler Elementary School to Cather Elementary School this fall... DC taps Daley to lead China education effort Tribune:  The mayor announced $480000 in private and federal grants that will send Chinese-speaking CPS students to China to further their education and teach other students back in Chicago how to speak Chinese... Education Funds Are Jeopardized As Stimulus Money Expires Huffington Post: CPS used a large chunk of its $260 million in stimulus money to create a youth violence prevention initiative that targeted at-risk students and used the classroom setting to provide them with support they lacked at home.. Teachers Debate Education Reforms Fox:  Leaders of the state's largest teachers union said Monday they hope to have a statewide deal on school reform legislation as soon as Tuesday, and they said they're prepared to let teacher qualifications -- instead of just seniority -- play a role in layoffs and job transfers.

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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to speak on early childhood education at Ounce of Prevention Fund Luncheon

    Wednesday, April 13
    Luncheon: Noon

  • more about the pullback on consolidations from catalyst

    http://www.catalyst-chicago.org/notebook/index.php/entry/1063/District_officials:_Beidler,_Cather_spared_consolidation

  • oh, goodie -- duncan is talking to emanuel about who to pick

    http://www.bnd.com/2011/04/13/1669408/duncan-to-speak-on-childhood-education.html

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