There's not a ton of CPS news so far today, but there was a debate last night and education came up a couple of times -- I thought Obama did better but was still disappointing . What about you? Plus, an interesting story about the state of Tennessee withholding money from Nashville because the district rejected a charter school application.
*UPDATE: As you can see from comments, CPS sent out a press release describing two budget amendment hearings that were held last night, but seems not to have sent out much notice about the hearings ahead of time.
Obama Makes Education A Presidential Debate Subject HuffPost: In perhaps the biggest pivot of the presidential debate Tuesday night, President Barack Obama turned a question about gun violence into an answer about education.\
At Debate, Obama, Romney Link Education to Economy EdWeek: During their second duel of this campaign, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night framed the issue of education as an economic one.
Charter School Flap Escalates Wall Street Journal: Tennessee education officials withheld $3.4 million from Nashville's school district after the city barred a charter school from opening in an affluent neighborhood, in a fight that highlights the growing tension...
Two teens shot while playing basketball near school Sun Times: Two teenagers were shot while they played basketball Tuesday night near a public elementary school in the Rogers Park neighborhood, police said. The teens — ages 17 and 18 — were shooting hoops in the 7600 block of North Marshfield, where the Stephen F. Gale Math and Science Academy is located, police said.
Teachers strike in Highland Park, Highwood WBEZ: A strike by teachers in Chicago's northern suburbs means classes are canceled for about 4,500 students in Highland Park and Highwood.
For the Record: ACT, SAT and Teacher Basic Skills Test Catalyst: In lieu of passing a basic skills test that many aspiring teachers failed, lSBE will now allow ACT and SAT exam scores to be used for admission into education colleges.
Full inspiration Chicago Tribune: The memoir spoke to a student at one suburban Chicago high school in such a life-changing way that "Half a Life" became required reading for students at that school and another. Students even got a visit from the author, who writes full time and is a ...
Resolved: school debate thrives... Chicago Sun-Times: I think that's why, while all my school stuff was deep-sixed into the basement long ago, my National Forensic League certificate proclaiming that I've attained the Degree of Excellence is still framed in my office, albeit in the closet. I worked hard ...