AM News: Budget Cuts To Hit Schools, Teachers

image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.comCPS principals given budgets; 4 percent teacher raises not included Sun Times: Pincipals late last week received long overdue budgets packing $10.6 million in school-based cuts -- but also omitting a negotiated 4 percent raise... Months late, CPS budgets lack raises for teachers Tribune: After months of delays, principals received budgets Friday that maintained classroom sizes but cut teaching specialists and omitted a 4 percent annual increase in teachers' salaries, possibly setting in motion a battle with the ...Chicago School Fights To Save Its Orchestra AP:  In wealthier Colts Neck, N.J., for instance, the high school is losing its choral program... Program for Special-Needs Pupils Is Jeopardized CNC:  Next year, Vick and its North Side counterpart, Frederick Stock School, may be among the hardest hit by cuts to the district's dwindling early-education budget. Grants to fund education computer network Tribune:  As a cornerstone of its bid, Illinois officials proposed a similar virtual network that would have required $25 million over four years... MORE NEWS ITEMS BELOW - LOTSA COMMENTS OVER THE WEEKEND.

Expect Quinn to tap Chico to head Illinois State Board of Education Sun Times:  Chico, a former president of the Chicago Public Schools, will join the Quinn administration in time to see the governor sign legislation that could lengthen the school day and year, something Chico has pushed for years... Chicago public schools: Over 40,000 students miss a month or more of school CBS2:  nearly 900 first graders are chronically truant or miss at least 17 days of class each year... Manufacturers building a bigger presence in the US Tribune:  While the West Side school is on academic probation with Chicago Public Schools, which will help it craft an improvement plan, council Executive Director Dan Swinney hopes to see it rolled out to other high schools and the city colleges system. ...Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employers Need WSJ:  The sponsors have complained about low test scores and breakdowns in communication withChicago Public Schools, which manages Austin Polytech... 

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  • Principals, how many postions do you have to cut at your schools? Principals, how much less local, state and federal money will you get in your new budget?

  • the IEA union budget for 2010-2011, via a teachers union watchdog site called Education Intelligence Agency

    anything interesting in there?

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