Mmmm, Bok Choy.

I continue to feel like the news isn't covering what's really going on in CPS this year, but today's official education news includes a visit from Arne Duncan, some charter school grant announcements from Washington, and the murder of a Shurz high school student.

CPS creating one-stop support system for schools Tribune:Chicago Public Schools is creating a one-stop support system for principals and schools that will eventually help them in everything from building needs and budgeting concerns to staffing questions.

Schools that met recycling targets rewarded with supplies Tribune: CPS announced Tuesday that 307 schools that met or exceeded recycling targets.

Boy, 16, killed, mother injured in Avondale home invasion Sun-Times: Vasquez was a student at Schurz High School at 3601 N. Milwaukee, according to Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus. The home where the shootings took place is located across the street from Saint Wenceslaus school.

Ex-counselor charged with sex assault Tribune:  He has since worked with the Boys and Girls Club speaking in the Chicago Public Schoolsas well as with CeaseFire as a “violence interrupter,” trying to stop initial violence or retaliations.

Duncan: will serve as long as Obama wants him. In ... Chicago Sun-Times (blog): Duncan, the former Chicago Public Schools CEO, returns to Chicago on Thursday. He will appear with Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean Claude Brizard and school board vice president David Vitale at an afternoon event to highlight the Lights On Afterschool.

Key witness in Cellini trial takes stand for 5th day as defense targets drug use Tribune: In another plot, Levine told the jury that he took in $100000 in bribes to help a bus company secure contracts with Chicago Public Schools.

Charter wins federal grant to share learning strategy Catalyst:  Perspectives Charter School Network is preparing to take its signature curriculum on the road next year, making good on an oft-forgotten selling point of charter schools: to innovate and share what they’ve learned.

Schools looking for more money next year Statehouse News: School funding in Illinois is generally set up so local tax money makes up 55 percent of a school’s budget, state funding accounts for 35 percent and federal funds make up the remaining 15 percent.

Talman School Parents Look for Solutions to Overcrowding – CPS Mum on Matter ChicagoTalks: The new school, tentatively named Brighton Park II Elementary, is anticipated to open in fall 2012, according to the Public Building Commission of Chicago.

State panel examines driver's education problems Tribune: A hearing Tuesday in Chicago by the Senate Education Committee brought together representatives from public schools that offer driving courses and private driving schoolsthat also provide such instruction. "I think for the first time that getting all

State officials tour local charter schools Tribune: State officials toured a few local charter schools on Tuesday to get a feel of the charter landscape in Northwest Indiana.

Initiative connects classrooms to the community The Brown Daily Herald: In her class, students first complete readings including education scholar Melissa Roderick's work assessing the challenges on the road to college for students in Chicago Public Schools.

Two teens, 15 and 17, shot at South Side low income housing complex Sun Times: A teen boy was in critical condition and another suffered a deep graze wound to the head after two men opened fire Tuesday at a low-income housing complex on the South Side.



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  • Duncan will stay so long as he doesn't beat Obama when playing h-o-r-s-e.

    Not sure about the Bok Choy headline, other than the Brighton Park Taiwan school, but I like the recipe where Shanghai Choi is washed and quartered, and then carmelized in olive oil, although the saute pan has to be adequately hot.

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