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Budget cuts Catalyst: School observers speculate that these cuts are being made now so that CEO Jean Claude Brizard can come to the negotiating table with the Chicago Teachers Union and say they've cut as much as they can elsewhere...Moms plan rally against state budget cuts Tribune: This year, though, organizers say they worry the additional hundreds of millions of dollars in reductions proposed by the Illinois House would be devastating...
Bill could mean more charters in the suburbs WBEZ: Under the bill, a new state commission will have the power to authorize charter schools if individual school districts don't... School Offers BMW for Perfect Attendance Fox: Can a $30,000 BMW really motivate students to attend class every day on time? The latest Arlington High School attendance figures suggest yes... Gery Chico to Run for Office Again? Chicago Mag: After Election Day, Gery Chico--who fell short of a runoff with Rahm Emanuel--stayed out of the spotlight for a while... MORE NEWS BELOWKindergarten readiness assessment adds more math Catalyst: The biggest change to this year's assessment is an expanded math section. (A recent evaluation of the Illinois Early Childhood Block Grant showed that students who attended Preschool for All programs outside of Chicago did not show any significant growth in their math skills.)... Roseland Children's Initiative kicks off Catalyst: With $2 million raised, a recent kick-off rally and a newly opened office, a Roseland project modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone is out of the starting gate... Young filmmakers show being a high school dropout isn't the end of the story Chicago Reporter: After struggling at her regular Chicago high school, she enrolled at Prologue Alternative High School and took a class on video production... Teachers conference focuses on strategies for more activism on education Catalys: The conference is an annual gathering that educates teachers about what's happening in their profession and what they can do to help advance it... Epinephrine bill sparked by death of CPS student Tribune: A school nurse can administer an epinephrine auto-injector to any student that the nurse believes is having an anaphylactic reaction, even if the student's medical file does not indicate he or she has been diagnosed with the allergy.