Education reform plan gets Ill. House committee OK WBEZ: Groundbreaking school-reform legislation won unanimous approval from an Illinois House committee Wednesday, despite concerns from Chicago teachers over bargaining rights... Bill to curb tenure, strike rights moves forward Catalyst: When the roll was called, all 24 committee members supported the bill. Davis conditioned her "yes" vote on her assumption that "a trailer bill will be presented" before SB7 comes to a third-reading vote on the floor of the House. No one assured her that would be the case... Illinois Overhaul of Schools Gains, Despite Turmoil WSJ: The bill's backers say the union had ample opportunity to object to the wording before the measure was ...Illinois education reform step closer to approval Clout Street: It would be easier to dump bad teachers and lengthen school days under legislation a House committee approved today. The proposal, hailed as "landmark" by by House Majority Leader Barbara Currie,... House committee approves education reform bill State Journal Register: The hang-ups involve provisions affecting Chicago Public Schools, not downstate districts... Education Bill Moves On Despite Objections CNC: If those issues can be resolved in a trailer bill, IFT President Dan Montgomery, CTU President Karen Lewis and Soglin said their groups are likely to support the bill going forward... Education bill passes committee despite new concerns WBEZ: Education advocates helped shepherd an education reform bill through a House committee Wednesday, despite concerns of teachers unions that have pulled support in recent days... OTHER NEWS BELOW School closure bill still on track, sponsor says WBEZ: A bill that stalled in the House, which would force Chicago Public Schools to plan ahead for school closures and capital expenditures, remains a work in progress, according to the bill's sponsor... Brooks College Prep Academy wants to use its own field Chicago Sun-Times: But the property is owned by Chicago Public Schools, and the Brooks' baseball teams are supposed to be able to use it during the high school baseball season, Morgan said... Actress's Program Rejected By Illinois Lawmakers Over Scientology Links AP: Not even the voice of Bart Simpson could convince Illinois lawmakers to approve a resolution aimed at teaching character in public schools because of its link to the Church of Scientology.
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