Big news of the morning is the Rauner victory over Quinn. But that's not all that's going on. There's internal conflicts within CTU over the Garcia endorsement by Lewis -- ignoring Fioretti. Plus key election wins and losses in California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, etc. Read all about it below, and then let us know what the most immediate impact Rauner is going to have on CPS.
Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship Tribune: As the first Republican to claim victory in an Illinois governor election in 16 years, Bruce Rauner is poised to fulfill at least one of his campaign promises — shaking up Springfield.
With Rauner’s victory, voters get change they sought Sun Times: It looks like Illinois voters are finally going to get that “change” thing they’ve been wanting all these years with Tuesday’s election of Republican Bruce Rauner. I hope the majority is correct in its calculation these will be positive changes. If nothing else, I can certainly predict this next year in Springfield should be the most interesting in my adult lifetime as the wealthy businessman completes his hostile takeover of state government.
High school students play Election Day role WBEZ Chicago:Rahman is one of about 50 Stevenson students serving as an election judge this year. Across the Chicago region, about 2,000 students are working as election judges. In Chicago, the Chicago Board of Elections and Mikva Challenge have teamed up for the past 15 years to get students working as judges.This year, nearly 1,500 students will work at city precincts.
Critics Call Emanuel's Pre-K Program 'Privatizing Head Start' Chicagoist: Last month Emanuel proposed expanding Chicago Public Schools' Child-Parent Center preschool program by 2,618 children over the next four years through the use of a pay-for-performance financing plan called “social impact bonds.”
Fiorettio snub prompts growing outrage in CTU Substance News: Even those union members who might have considered a honest plea on behalf of the Garcia campaign [endorsed by Karen Lewis] were angered by the way in which the night was handled.
Celebrating 25 years: 1990-2015 Catalyst: Catalyst founder and publisher Linda Lenz, then a Chicago Sun-Times reporter, was there for all of it and then launched the country’s first professional news publication focused on a school system. We will celebrate that and more in Education: Then, Now, Next. Celebrating 25 years of Catalyst Chicago. Here is a preview.
The most dangerous block in Chicago? A stretch of South King Drive where a young Michelle Obama once lived Sun Times: They call it “O Block.” It’s a notorious stretch of South Side real estate, including the sprawling Parkway Gardens apartment complex, known for violence. Nineteen people were shot on O Block — the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive — between June 2011 and June 2014, making it the most dangerous block in Chicago over that period, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis found.
Torlakson wins superintendent race EdSource Today: Tom Torlakson has won a second term as state superintendent of public instruction. The 65-year-old incumbent defeated Marshall Tuck 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting. See also: Torlakson declares victory over Tuck for California schools chief SacBee.
NEA’s and AFT’s Awful Election Day Dropout Nation: In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker won a second term over Mary Burke ... In Michigan, Rick Snyder beat the NEA- and AFT-backed Mark Schauer by a four-point margin. Then there is Rhode Island, where State Treasurer Gina Raimondo won a first term as governor in spite of opposition from the NEA earlier this year... And let’s not forget Bruce Rauner, the private-equity fund boss who defeated incumbent Illinois Gov.
Rocketship wins green light for its first charter school in D.C. WashPost: The D.C. Public Charter School Board gave full approval Monday night for Rocketship Education, a California-based charter operator, to open its first school in the District in 2016.
Philadelphia Schools: Another Year, Another Budget Crisis NPR: The city's public schools have lurched from one crisis to the next. The latest: canceling the contract with the teachers' union. Just about everyone worries that there's no long-term fix in sight.
Teen Admits to Planning School Attack NBC News: Maryland police are charging a 16-year-old boy as an adult after he admitted to planning to attack his school using a handgun and explosives. WBAL's Lisa Robinson reports.
Pre-K Teacher Salaries Fall Short of De Blasio's Promise WNYC: At the time, he said certified teachers would earn $44,000 a year and if they had a master's degree they could get an annual salary of $50,000. But they are not the salary figures teachers and pre-k directors shared with WNYC in recent interviews.