AM: Early Curfew, Writing Restored?

Governor Quinn wants the writing test brought back, and Mayor Emanuel wants an earlier curfew for kids under 12.  And more -- all below.

Emanuel & McCarthy support earlier curfew for kids: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Thursday embraced a controversial proposal to turn back the curfew clock for Chicago kids under the age of 12.

Quinn urges lawmakers to help bring back standardized writing tests WBEZ: Quinn said Thursday that he wants legislators to consider the value of the tests when the head back to Springfield for their fall session.

Veto raises questions as new school year nears: Gov. Pat Quinn has taken away the salaries of Illinois' regional education superintendents but not their many duties, creating confusion about who will do the work as schools plan for the coming academic year.

Union asks arbitrator to decide if Quinn can cancel raises: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees sought the ruling after Quinn announced last week he was ditching the $75 million in raises for 30,00 workers to help deal with the state’s budget crisis.

Jobless Youth Get Summer Lift: About 15 percent of black teens were employed in the summer of 2010, McLaughlin said, while 32 percent of white teens had summer jobs.

Technology boosts learning, but CPS behind curve: District officials say they are currently working on a “vision” for modern technology use, but Chicago is already lagging behind many other large cities that have released comprehensive tech plans.

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  • peoples' city council meeting was yesterday -- CMW reminds us -- did you go and how was it?

    http://www.newstips.org/?p=4547

  • teachers' efforts to unionize charters in philadelphia are being challenged the same way they were in chicago, says edweek --

    http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/07/05/36mct_pacharter.h30.html?r=242072212

    basically the claim is that they're not a public employer as defined by law.

    same as CMSA, right?

  • a blog post from ednotes about what's going on in chicago in the teacher organizing world -- CORE, GEM, etc.

    http://ednotesonline.blogspot.com/2011/07/chicago-notes.html

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