The paid protesters story is finally approaching City Hall — as is the Mayor’s appearance in a pro-charter video. Check out all the education coverage here. Scroll down to the previous post for coverage of the Casals and Piccolo hearings.
Mayor skirts sticky patronage questions Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday declined to say whether it’s appropriate for faith-based groups that have become vocal public supporters of his controversial education agenda to receive millions of dollars in contracts from his administration.
Emanuel’s Appearance in Pro-Charter School Video Irks Teachers Union CNC: Kyle Olson, the founder and CEO of the Education Action Group Foundation, said he decided to focus the video on Emanuel’s education agenda, including his support for charter schools, partly because of the vocal opposition those efforts elicited from the union. ALSO: Devoted parents seek top schools Sun Times.
Public tells Quinn to halt speed-enforcement cameras Sun Times: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent months lobbying Quinn to sign the bill authorizing speed cameras near city schools and parks.It turns out the public has been doing its own lobbying. ALSO: Quinn Targeting Teacher Retirement Costs Fox.
New website gives details on arts education Catalyst: Among its findings: Schools with an art teacher on staff – which make up 88 percent of the district’s schools – are 12 times more likely than other schools to have ties with outside arts organizations, according to Paul Sznewajs, the group’s executive director.
Chicago Public Schools plan causes a stir on Southeast Side Tribune: Chicago Public Schools’ plan to build an elementary school on polluted property in the shadow of the Chicago Skyway and an expiring coal-fired power plant near the Indiana border is raising the ire of parents in the working-class East Side neighborhood.
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