Today's news is all over the place, with seemingly no rhyme or reason. The only thing notable among the group is Catalyst's link back to this site (about the previous post). Doesn't happen much. They also have a couple of stories about kindergarten readiness and special ed teacher evaluations. What's the theme at your school or your neighborhood?
Illinois boy, 12, earns perfect SAT math score WBEZ: To say sixth-grader Joshua Yoon is good at math might be an understatement.Years before most students take their college entrance exams, the 12-year-old Buffalo Grove boy earned a perfect score of 800 on the mathematics portion of the SAT.The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that Yoon
Special education teacher evaluation Catalyst: The Chicago Teachers Union, which opposes the use of value-added scores, says the plan for special education teachers is flawed.
Chicago-area educator to lead West Bloomfield schools Detroit News: West Bloomfield Township — The leader of a suburban Chicago school district has been hired as the next superintendent of the West Bloomfield School District.
Chicago rap's new class Red Eye: Keef, a Chicago Public Schools student, is on house arrest at his grandmother's house following an incident last year when he allegedly pointed a gun at Chicago police officers. Media chatter was stirred up in April when police were called to a concert ...
Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorses gay marriage Chicago Phoenix: Arne Duncan, the US secretary of education and the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, says he supports same-sex marriage during an interview on MSNBC's “Morning Joe”.
CHA considers new math for mixed-income equation WBEZ: It's been 12 years since the Chicago Housing Authority embarked on its Plan for Transformation, the effort to dismantle the city's notorious high rise housing projects. So far the results so far have been less than stellar.
Evergreen Park Parents Warned About Gang Funeral Near Schools CBS2: A funeral today for a suspected gang member has put several schools in Evergreen Park on alert.
Kindergarten readiness kits on the way Catalyst: The assessment has previously come under fire from teachers who say it eats up too much classroom time and assesses children on material some believe is too advanced.