There are basically two kinds of news stories -- ones that are speculative (like the strike vote stuff) and ones that are about things that are actually happening in schools -- like this week's LSC elections. This and other education news of the day are below. Tell us how the LSC candidates look and who you're voting for at your school, or why you care or don't care about LSCs anymore.
Chicago Local School Council elections start Wednesday Tribune: Local School Council elections in Chicago Public Schools start this Wednesday, with 6,500 candidates running for the school-based seats.
State cheating investigation stalled WBEZ: The Illinois State Board of Education wants to double the amount of money dedicated to investigations of alleged cheating on state exams by teachers and principals. But it's unlikely the state will grant the board the money it’s requesting.
Charter Public School Advocates to Rally in Support of HB 5225, the "Equal Funding Bill" PRNewswire: Charter public school advocates are gearing up for a daylong event which will span two cities on April 17, 2012. The "lobby day" event kicks off with a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, where more than 1,000 charter public school students and supporters are expected to turn out.
Federal money jump-starts school 'transformation' Catalyst: This year, Glynn and six other high school principals finally got a big boost: CPS gave each school $5.7 million in federal School Improvement Grant funds, to be spent over three years to implement “transformation.”... One of the eight schools that received a SIG grant for the 2011-2012 school year never got its transformation under way.