IL Charter Foe Apologizes for Racial Slur

Reprinted from the Chicago Tribune SPRINGFIELD — A Democratic lawmaker from Aurora apologized again today for racial remarks she made on the Illinois House floor during a charged discussion of a bill to regulate charter schools. During debate Wednesday, Rep. …

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Chicago District to Increase School Budgets

Reprinted from the Chicago Tribune While Chicago Public Schools officials continue to say there will be a budget crisis until pension reform is achieved, the district Wednesday said cost-cutting and a one-time accounting maneuver will provide additional $70 million for …

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Illinois Charter Advocates Rally at Capitol

Reprinted from the Chicago Tribune SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois charter schools advocates rallied inside the Capitol today to protest against a slew of measures this session aimed at regulating the alternative education system. A crowd estimated at more than 2,200 chanted …

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A Tale of Two Directions on Charter Schools

Reprinted from U.S. News New York and Illinois are headed in two different directions when it comes to support for public charter schools. In New York, state leaders reached agreement on a budget plan that will increase per-pupil funding for …

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Charter Advocates to Rally in Illinois

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IL Bill: Prohibit Charter School Marketing

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IL Teacher Licensing System Full of Glitches

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Chicago Ed Chief: School Closings a Success

Reprinted from the Chicago Sun-Times As fervent supporters defended several schools pegged for major changes this fall, Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday said last year’s historically massive school closing process made the district stronger “in spite of …

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IL School Decides Against Banning Leggings

Reprinted from the Chicago Tribune Long live the leggings -- but only if they’re largely covered. Haven Middle School in Evanston has announced it will not ban leggings, yoga pants or “skinny” jeans as part of its dress code, following …

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Girls Picket for the Right to Wear Leggings

Reprinted from Slate Middle-school girls in Evanston, Ill., are picketing for the right to wear leggings. Sophie Hasty, 13, told the Evanston Review that teachers at Haven Middle School informed female students this month that leggings are “too distracting to …

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