Here's what I found for today's education news roundup: Pension problems. Enrollment snafus in welcoming schools. Violence, CMSA success, and school age changes. What am I missing?
Chicago Public Schools new pension headache WBEZ: After Illinois lawmakers rejected a plan for Chicago Public Schools to delay pension payments, the District’s budget problems may have gone from bad to worse.
Mr. Madigan, Mr. Cullerton — CPS needs major pension reform pronto Tribune: For CPS officials, 400,000 students and more than 20,000 teachers, the abyss opens now.
Students Enroll in New Schools WTTW: Chicago Public Schools says 78 percent of students from closed schools have already enrolled in their new schools. But parents say the process is too difficult.
Chicago Public Schools enrolls three-quarters of all children at closing schools, but remains vague on special needs programs WBEZ: Last week Thursday, only about 50 percent of students at schools slated for closure had registered elsewhere. But a huge last-minute surge brought that number up to 75 percent, with some schools making significant leaps.
Chicago School Closures Galvanize Parent Activists EdWeek via Catalyst: Of the 11,800 students in grades K-7 currently attending targeted schools, nearly 5,800 had enrolled in their new school as of May 30, according to a district spokeswoman. The parents of 86 percent of that number elected to send their children to the dedicated "welcoming" school—the term used for receiving schools.
Vaccine Exemptions Could Help Make Whooping Cough a Thing Again Atlantic Wire: The rising percentage of parents opting out of at least one mandatory vaccination could be a major factor in the recent increase in whooping cough cases.
Chicago Math and Science Academy Boasts High Graduation Rate DNAI: The 600-student charter school in Rogers Park was proud to be well above average this year.
Fed probe of East Aurora puts bullying in the spotlight Aurora Beacon News: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is a popular discipline system in Illinois that is being implemented in many districts including East Aurora, West Aurora, Indian Prairie, Elgin U-46 and Chicago Public Schools.
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