CPS stands pat on budget cuts despite Local School Councils' pressure Chicago Tribune: ... has not wavered about the need for cost-cutting as part of a $5.58 billion budget unveiled this week, but a coalition of Local School Councils continued to press their case to restore funding at a meeting Thursday with schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
CPS raising taxes, tapping reserves to close budget gap Chicago Tribune: "It is very, very clear that the lack of pension reform in Springfield has really brought this crisis right now to our classroom doorstep," schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said as she called on Local School Councils, parents, faith leaders and ...
Still at the front of the class Tribune: Barbara Bowman was at the front of the classroom — where she has stood for an astounding 60 years — lecturing about the qualities of a good leader. It was 8 p.m. on a Wednesday, hardly the ideal time for Bowman or the students in her...
Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity Chicago Tribune: "I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity through running and other exercise.
CPS budget Crain's Chicago Business: A good chunk of the rest will come from school operations, with "core" education spending in neighborhood schools trimmed $68 million, or 3.5 percent, and another $41 million gained from the earlier and extremely controversial closure of more than 50 ...
Chicago hip-hop stars team up to teach kids how to write music WBEZ: Kanye West and Rhymefest are collaborating on a free music writing program to assist at-risk youth on Chicago’s South Side. The “Got Bars?” program will teach young people how to write and record their own music over the course of 10 weeks. It’s a collaboration between West’s non-profit, Donda’s House — named in honor of his late mother — and St. Sabina Church.
Can Race, Immigration Status Help Predict Child Well-being? NPR: The well-being of kids in America may be tied to their race and the immigrant status of their parents. Donald Hernandez talks about the Foundation for Child Development's new report with guest host Celeste Headlee.
Beauty School Students Left With Broken Promises and Large Debts NYT: Hundreds of women in New York City have found themselves deep in debt and with little training after attending cosmetology schools that falsified applications for student loans.
Science 'Classroom Without Walls' Replete with Snapping Turtles, Snakes PBS NewsHour: "Snake! Snake!" an eighth-grade student shouts from the boardwalk as she crosses a bridge. A dozen of her classmates rush over, scouring for the snake in the water. It's a Friday in April, and these North Carolina students are making their weekly trip from the science classroom into the stormwater wetlands behind Elizabeth City Middle School's baseball and soccer fields.
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