Two notable stories of the day include the new school construction announced on Monday and the new (easier) ratings that ISBE adopted to make schools look better.
After questions about new SE Side school, mayor’s office fills in blanks Sun Times: On the day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s amorphous announcement to build a new Southeast Side school on a polluted parcel of land — once owned by the relative of a disgraced former alderman, City Hall scrambled to fill in the blanks.
Mayor Announces Plans for $15 Million Annex for Wildwood Elementary DNAI: Parents at the Edgebrook school have sought an expansion of the school to ease overcrowding.
Springfield magic: $100 million appears to build CPS schools Crain's Chicago Business: build the rumored three new schools that are on his plate, this at a time when Chicago Public Schools has been shutting dozens of facilities, pleading poverty.
State revamps formulas to help schools pass even when students fall short Tribune: Unknown to many local officials, the Illinois State Board of Education revamped the complicated calculations used to determine whether schools pass or fail.
How 1 school went from failing to passing Tribune: Huntley High didn't meet old benchmarks, but it showed enough improvement under new state rules.
Rahm, Comcast to Offer Internet Centers Near Some CPS SchoolsNBC Chicago (blog) with the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, will provide “learning zones,” which will be centered around five Chicago Public Schools “welcoming” schools.
Teachers pension fund attacks largest charter operator Chicago Tribune: The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund on Monday complained that ..
Former Chicago schools CEO outlines education 'essential practices' Tribune: Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and current superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut, shared his views of education at Elmhurst College, laying out his vision of the elements critical to high-performing schools and...
TIFS won't rescue schools Tribune (editorial): Could more be squeezed out? If so, it would be a modest amount when compared with CPS' massive structural budget deficit, largely a byproduct of the district's grossly underfunded pension system. Raiding the TIFs wouldn't solve a crisis that grave.
Duncan to biz leaders: Step up Politico: Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to appeal both to altruism and to naked self-interest when he argues that CEOs at today’s Business Roundtable meeting should step up and promote the Obama administration’s education agenda.
Understanding The Wild Child, Or 'Nonconformist' Kid NPR: We all knew the "wild child" in school, the one who couldn't sit still during story time, or raise her hand to speak in class. Elizabeth Weil has written a piece for the New Republic, asking if it's the child's fault, or the education system's. She talks with host Michel Martin.
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