Today's news includes honors for Northside Prep, Monique Davis is off the hook, Bowman reflects. I'm posting the Karen Lewis segment separately.
Northside Prep named top IL high school Catalyst: Northside College Prep is the top ranked Illinois school on the just-released U.S. News and World Report list of the best high schools in the country. In all, four Chicago high schools held the top spots on the state list.
When they look back on the tablet revolution Tribune: I had the privilege of observing a first-grade English-as-a-second-language class in a northeast Chicago public elementary school on Monday. I watched an enthusiastic, skilled teacher guide a class of diverse young students through basic classroom...
Emanuel makes pension pitch at Capitol Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday took the rare step of traveling to the Capitol to make a personal pitch for an overhaul of city government worker pensions, saying costs are out of control and the "day of reckoning has arrived."
Teachable moments WBEZ: On Tuesday's Afternoon Shift we talk about education. First Charlie Wheelan shares commencement advice. Then we look at how higher education is changing in the online age.
Columbia College president plans to retire in 2013 Sun Times: Carter first took the reins at Columbia in 2000, and has the longest tenure of any other sitting college or university presidents in Chicago, the college said in a statement.
House passes bill that spares state rep $444,500 in disputed taxes Sun Times: By a 60-54 vote, with Davis voting present, the House entered into the legal dispute between the longtime South Side lawmaker and the Chicago Board of Education over her refusal to pay back rent and leaseholder taxes on her district office, which is in a school-owned building.
Barbara Bowman on lessons learned inside and outside the classroom WBEZ: Mother of senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, Barbara Bowman is leaving her job as Chief Early Childhood Education Officer at Chicago Public Schools, but not without first sharing the lessons she’s learned inside and outside of the classroom.