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I disagree about UP working longer hours. I worked in a CPS school that co-shared a building with UP. Our start and end times were staggered, but we worked virtually the same number of hours....
I found it interesting that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign based on the report had 20% lower income students, which the report considered to be very low for a public University. The...
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In the News: White House seeks to lift African American students
President Obama launched a new initiative last week that is aimed at improving the educational outcomes for African American students, who despite steady progress in recent years on indicators such as high school graduation and college-going, still trail significantly behind their white and Asian peers.
The president signed an executive order to establish the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, a move he first announced Wednesday night in New Orleans during a speech at the annual conference of the National Urban League, a leading civil rights organization. Read Obama's remarks to the Urban League here.
Chicago Public Schools is renewing a partnership with the daily deal website Groupon, allowing people to purchase back-to-school supply kits for needy students for $11 each starting Monday. (Sun-Times)
Parent, community and labor activists are active in the new Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign, which is working to support the union, according to The Indypendent.
Arlington Heights School District 25 names two new administrators. (Patch.com)
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American Federation of Teachers looks for ways to restart contract talks between Detroit Public Schools and teachers. (The Detroit News)
California student sues teacher, school district over C+ grade. (ABCNews)