Today's education news is a grab-bag of post-election tidbits, random CPS news, and a couple of stories about the nonbinding elected school board referendum (get over it). What's not in the news is what the next steps are on getting approval to delay closings -- what the legislators are saying, what the mechanics would look like, or -- even better -- what other kind of initiatives the "new" team in charge of CPS is planning to take. The new Board meeting signup could be great, but we need more.
School bus driver charged with DUI Chicago Tribune: A school bus driver taking children to a public elementary school on Chicago's North Side was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol this ...
Chicago, Emanuel won along with Obama, mayor's allies say Chicago Sun-Times: Add to that the increased likelihood for federal “Race to the Top” funding for Chicago Public Schools and federal funding to make government buildings more energy-efficient, they said. “To the extent that it positions President Obama to have four years without ...
Voters approve referenda on elected board, teacher pensions Catalyst: Two advisory ballot measures on education passed as voters went to the polls on Tuesday, but the measures aren’t binding.
Elected school board referendum results give supporters a boost WBEZ: The campaign for an elected school board has been going for months and after unsuccessfully getting the measure on the ballot in several wards, supporters went precinct by precinct to get the question on the ballot.
Does Using An iPad Hinder Kids’ Other Basic Skills? CBS2: There are more than 28,000 iPads being used in Chicago Public Schools, and some of the students who use them each day are as young as three years old. Is all that screen time good for toddlers, and their little hands? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez went to a Chicago classroom to find out.
No more illusions Chicago Tribune Editorial – Illinois education officials reported last week that more than eight in 10 elementary school students met or exceeded standards in math and reading in the latest round of state achievement tests. That’s up from about six in 10 a decade ago. That might sound reassuring, as though we’re making progress. It’s not.
City To Hold Job Fair To Fill Vacant Positions CBS2 Chicago: The job fair will be conducted in partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and Chicago Housing Authority.
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