Today's big news includes allegations from the Cellini trial that CPS officials took bribes for bus contracts -- a surprise and yet not a surprise, right? No response so far from the folks at CPS who seemed surprised that this was coming.
Stu Levine admits vast corruption plots at Cellini trial Capitol Fax: Levine also said he paid bribes more than ten times to obtain Chicago Board of Education contracts for a bus company.Cellini's lawyer takes aim at star witness Tribune: Whether Stuart Levine comes off as a believable government witness or a drug-addled schemer not to be trusted is a key issue at Springfield power broker William Cellini's trial.
Illinois' senators want to advance aspects of jobs bill WBEZ: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also agreed with the payroll tax cut, and added he's in favor of modernizing schools.
Kirk: Occupy Chicago feels like 'undisciplined, unfocused, unintellectual anger' WBEZ: Illinois' two U.S. senators see the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in very different ways. Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk criticized the Occupy Wall Street movement, including the Chicago branch.
Community Action Councils present their vision of local schools Catalyst: When they came together last year, during the tenure of former CEO Ron Huberman, the councils were a novel idea.
Take a stand against cyberbullying Chicago Parent: Common Sense Media, which is based in California, has ties to Chicago Public Schoolsthrough a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Waukegan middle school starts mariachi band Sun Times: When music teacher Jeanine Woodman first came to Webster Middle School five years ago in Waukegan, she saw a community with a strong Latino base and, with it, an opportunity for her students.
Teacher’s music an iTunes hit with students Sun Times: There are cool teachers, and then there’s Ron “Rocky” Wagner, a song-writing, hip-hopping physical education teacher at Summit Learning Center in Robbins.
High school sets bathroom visit limit for students AP: Students at a suburban Chicago high school will have to hold it or risk staying after school.