Most drug violations in CPS involve an ounce or less of marijuana. Schools are quick to call police, yet rarely have the resources to offer education, counseling or other non-punitive help to students.
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I do not disagree that charter schools and CMOs need much more transparency...anytime public money is spent on any endeavor I would like more rather than less of a view to how it's spent.
But beware, they may consume the storage space: count eg 1 GB of space to store the entire map of France, 9 GB for the whole of Europe!
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In the News: CPS saved $23 million on purchases
Chicago Public Schools said Friday it has saved $23 million on purchasing contracts since April, when it hired an aggressive new head of the department that handles big buys. Chief Procurement Officer Sébastien de Longeaux said he’s tried some private-sector tactics to negotiate better deals for the district. (Sun-Times)
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Facing deep financial problems, the Philadelphia School District has proposed an unprecedented downsizing that would close 37 campuses by June — roughly one out of six public schools. (The New York Times)
Federal officials have rejected California’s request for exemption from rules that penalize low-performing schools and school districts, state officials announced Friday. (Los Angeles Times)
As the "fiscal cliff" looms, key federal K-12 programs face a cut of 8.2 percent at the beginning of the new year, although most school districts wouldn't feel the pain until next September. (Education Week)