Surviving The Short Halloween Week

Today's news is, well, not much to look at -- sometimes that happens the week of a Board meeting.  I'm guessing that the week ahead (a short one for kids) will be full of costumes.  Can you believe it's the end of the first quarter for Track E already?

School Consultants Help Parents Navigate Admissions Process CNC:  As choosing a school becomes increasingly complicated, some entrepreneurial parents have started small consulting businesses for bewildered parents.

CPS race delayed when laid off official failed to show Tribune: An important cross-country qualifying meet for Chicago elementary school students was thrown into chaos late Friday afternoon when the top race official failed to show up — because he had been laid off earlier that day.

Blogging Naperville educator is Illinois Teacher of Year Tribune: Stumpenhorst, who lives in Oswego, wanted to be a teacher from a young age. He is known in Naperville Community School District 203 for his technology-based initiatives.

After two nurses are arrested at Occupy Chicago, nurses union will protest Tribune: "I don't think a lot of people were ready for what happened," said Keith Moens, an out-of-work Chicago Public Schools teacher. "It was scary."

Doctors, CPS Support Push For Speed Cameras Near Schools CBS:  Doctors at Children's Memorial Hospital and Chicago Public Schools officials said they support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push for legislation to use red light cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.

Rahm Emanuel Fights Union Over Longer School Day Fox News: Chicago's public schools have the shortest school day among the nation's 50 largest districts and one of the shortest school years, according to a 2007 report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Illinois Teacher Of The Year Named: Naperville Educator Honored Naperville, IL Patch: A teacher at Naperville School District 203, he is in his ninth year of teaching.

Whittier School Community Garden Tended by Community Chicagotalks:   More than 70 volunteers, including local Viridian associates, community members, and students and faculty of the Whittier Dual Language School, participated in the event.

Filed under: Daily News Roundup


Leave a comment
  • and this video from Chicago News Coop:

Leave a comment