Lots of comments about last week's budget meetings and principal training over the weekend, plus a bit of new news about layoffs:
Parents rail at CPS cuts Tribune: Parents and education advocates voiced anger and frustration over spending cuts affecting their children's schools during one of two public hearings Thursday on the Chicago Public Schools' $5.58 billion budget. "I'm angry that the mayor sold the idea of...
Downers Grove grade schools prepare for iPad mini rollout Chicago Tribune: Downers Grove District 58 administrators are putting the finishing touches on a program that will give hundreds of elementary school students their own iPad minis when school starts at the end of the month.
Beauty schools looking more attractive Crain's Chicago Business: The idea that beauty school is for people who can't hack it at “real” colleges is receding, as students look warily at the indentured servitude that often comes with a four-year degree and choose cheaper options.
Is Chicago another Detroit? Chicago Sun-Times: Whatever you think about Emanuel, he's no deer-in-the-headlights politician, and his battle with the Chicago Teachers Union last year showed his willingness to take on heavyweight opponents, regardless of the outcome.
Will liberals stand up to “corporate school reform”? Salon: The best way to educate liberals is to stand up for principles of social justice and equality, as the recently re-elected reformers who lead theChicago Teachers Union are doing.
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