I hate to keep beating up on SB7 and its proponents, many of whom I generally like and admire, but, gosh, it's hard to stop. The latest news from CNC is that SB7 needs $500K in funding that's no longer in the state budget, meaning that IL needs to win the next round of Race To The Top in order to implement a key part of the reform law (which by itself included no new funding). That and other news here:
Money Missing From Education Reform Bill CNC: Lawmakers stripped more than $500,000 from Quinn’s proposed budget that would have helped implement Senate Bill 7.
For the Record: Chicago Teachers Union strike votes Catalyst: Union leaders dispute Edelman’s basic premise that they will never be able to get a strike authorized.
Power outage cancels summer classes at a CPS school Tribune: Crews were unable to restore power at Hampton Elementary, 3434 W. 77th St., forcing CPS officials to cancel the school's Summer Bridge program.
State writing test must be saved Sun Times: The test contract is in the process of being canceled and an October reinstatement is too late.
High-mobility, low-achieving schools more likely to have lower-quality preschool programs Catalyst: Classrooms in schools with high student mobility, and in schools where fewer students met state standards on the 2010 ISAT, were the most likely to rank in the bottom quartile of all preschools that were rated.