Friday News Roundup

Friday News Roundup

Parent Group Wants More Eyes on Chicago Budget WBEZ: A city-wide parent group wants more eyeballs on Chicago Public Schools spending before the Board of Education votes on it sbudget proposalfor next year.

How Chicago's school choice system is tracking kids into separate high schools WBEZ: At the two military schools, 48 percent and 64 percent of incoming students score above average. At the Noble Street charter, 41 percent of students enter above average. At Marshall, the figure is three times less—just 14 percent of incoming kids score above average.

Payton College Prep's 'Stunning' Annex Approved by City Plan Commission DNAinfo:  It will add 300-400 seats to one of the most competitive of Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment high schools.

Chicagoans Criticize School Funding Cuts At CPS Budget Hearing (VIDEO) Progress Illinois: Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) proposed $5.76 billion spending plan for the 2014-2015 academic year slashes $72 million in funding from 504 ...

Families and Community Advocates Speak Out Against Misplaced Priorities Before Chicago Public ... Lawndale News: Parents, educators, students, and community groups called upon Chicago Public Schools to put an end to budget cuts that disproportionately impact...

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  • RYH is not representative of Chicago parents by any means and its leadership is self appointed. Their approach is usually seemingly well intended but not keeps their own agenda in mind as the article indicates.

  • corrected:
    RYH is not representative of Chicago parents by any means and its leadership is self appointed. Their approach is usually seemingly well intended but it keeps their own agenda in the forefront as the article indicates.

  • CPS to Noble Street charter school: make it easier to apply | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago http://ow.ly/zlu7M

  • RYH does represent some parents. Not all, but some. They are a fabulous group that gives voice to the needs of some Chicago parents. Realistically, no group will represent everyone.

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