Source: New York Times | Nation |
October 16, 2012
Fueled in part by efforts to qualify for the Obama administration’s Race to the Top federal grant program or waivers from the toughest conditions of No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era education law, 36 states and the District of Columbia have introduced new teacher evaluation policies in the past three years.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago |
October 12, 2012
With the city’s first teachers strike in 25 years in the rear view mirror and a new contract to be implemented, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is out by “mutual agreement” with City Hall after just 17 months on the job.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Illinois |
October 8, 2012
Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to run the state agency that oversees the financial operations of U.S. Cellular Field filed for bankruptcy three years ago after racking up $102,500 in debt, mainly from credit cards, court records show.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Chicago |
October 4, 2012
During its quarter-century existence, the ethics board hasn't found a single case of wrongdoing by aldermen, though more than 20 were convicted of felonies in that period. The ethics board also has been criticized for failing to mete out punishment in cases involving employees.