AM News: House Passes DREAM Act

image from webmedia.newseum.orgHouse Passes DREAM Act HuffPost:  The bill will now go before the House, where powerful Democratic Speaker Mike Madigan has spoken out in favor of immigrant rights... School grants, per pupil money may be cut in Illinois House Statehouse News: Lawmakers in the Illinois House are eyeing cuts to the majority of grants for local schools. General state aid also may be trimmed to make the House' $6.9 billion school spending goal. Chicago Teachers Union to debut in Pride Parade Windy City Times: The Chicago Teachers Union's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Committee announced today that "We Teach Pride Around the World" will be the theme of the union's debut entry in Chicago's annual Pride Parade on June 26... Mayor Daley bids an emotional farewell to 'the best job in America' Sun Times:  Ald. Pat O'Connor (40th), the mayor's unofficial floor leader, talked about the guts it took for Daley to take over the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Housing Authority...MORE NEWS BELOW

 Urban Prep charter school seniors get into Ivy League schools Tribune:  "It's a special kind of badge of honor when a student is admitted to an Ivy League school," King said. "It speaks to what is possible even in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city of Chicago...  All Graduating Seniors from Urban Prep Pledge to Attend College Fox:  To get there, these students had to take double periods of English, and spend more than an hour of school in class than students at Chicago Public Schools. When these young men started at Urban Prep in the fall of 2007, officials said most were not ... Schools decide Mortenson charity isn't their cup of tea Tribune:  Fontbonne University in St. Louis rescinded its offer to give Mortenson an honorary degree and to make him the May 21 commencement speaker... Teen allegedly fired 31 shots near school Tribune:  The teen was arrested near West 118th and South La Salle streets about 2:30 p.m. after officers found him with a gun near the Songhai Learning Institute... 

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  • CO layoff notices today? anyone hearing?

  • In reply to AlexanderRusso:

    Alexander, I'll check.

  • In reply to chijas:

    catalyst says yes, some notices given at CO and some rumors about CAOs being next -- but no real details beyond a juicy quote from brizard re influencing principals

    http://www.catalyst-chicago.org/notebook/index.php/entry/1098/As_new_CEO_Brizard_comes_in%2C_layoffs_already_underway_in_Chicago_Public_Schools

    anyone hearing about layoffs, or got a notice, and want to tell us?

  • In reply to AlexanderRusso:

    Alexander, I have some names but I know there are more.

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