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Don, what are CTU schools? Are you referring to the schools operated by Chicago Public Schools, led by a CEO and board appointed by the mayor of the City of Chicago? If not, please let me know...
For one thing, you don't seem to be aware of the large number of students doing poorly at the newer SE high schools. You also don't seem to be aware that there are students who transfer out of SE...
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In the News: Northside Prep named top IL high school
Northside College Prep is the top ranked Illinois school on the just-released U.S. News and World Report list of the best high schools in the country. In all, four Chicago high schools held the top spots on the state list.
On the nationwide list, California schools dominated with 97 in the top 500. New York also fared well with 68 in the highest gold medal category, and Texas had 46, with two of the top three in the Dallas Independent School District.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" on Tuesday to talk about a possible teachers' strike, pensions, longer school days and school reform.
Barbara Bowman, who is stepping down as CPS chief early childhood education officer after past eight years, joined WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift" for some lessons about her life and the lessons she's learned inside and outside the classroom.
Columbia College Chicago President Warrick L. Carter announced Tuesday he will retire in 2013, one year earlier than planned. A video posted on YouTube in March that showed Carter telling a student to "shut up" during his State of the College Address drew almost 18,000 hits.
IN THE STATE
The principal of Naperville’s Washington Junior High School has been named Naperville Unit District 203’s assistant superintendent for secondary education. (Daily Herald)
Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday that he's found a way to plug a $73 million budget gap that would have cut off funding for child care services for low-income families across Illinois. (Tribune)
IN THE NATION
Schools should become a major focal point for preventing the spread of obesity in the United States, suggests a new report issued today by the Institute of Medicine. (Education Week)
The Los Angeles Board of Education votes to require grades of D or better in college-prep classes starting with incoming ninth-graders in the fall, raising requirements to a C for the Class of 2017. The Class of 2016, next year's ninth-graders, will be the first in the nation's second-largest school system who must take those courses needed to apply to a four-year state university. (Los Angeles Times)
California's public schools may be facing unprecedented levels of pressure as they try to teach an increasing number of children in poverty with fewer employees and a continual threat of cutbacks, a report finds. (Mercury News)
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked consideration of a Democratic bill to prevent the doubling of some student loan interest rates, leaving the legislation in limbo less than two months before rates on subsidized federal loans are set to shoot upward. (NYT)