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Can Barbara Byrd-Bennett Save Chicago’s Schools?

The CPS chief must fix the district’s dire finances—and that’s just task one.By Jennifer TanakaPublished today at 11:00 a.m.Photo: Jeff SciortinoAs she enters her third year as the head of Chicago Public Schools, the no-nonsense Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces ... [Published Chicago Magazine - 1 hour ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Meet Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney of Illinois politics (Part 1)

The Mitt Romney of Illinois politics is Bruce Rauner . It is Bruce Rauner who would like to be the next governor of Illinois in the worst way. It appears that is just how he is attempting to become the next governor, In the worst way: Buying his way into ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies

After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed disapprove ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Clock ticking, but Lewis won't be rushed into challenging Emanuel

The clock is ticking for a high-profile candidate to mount a credible challenge to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis either doesn’t hear it or has chosen to ignore it.Emanuel continues his frenzied fundraising, including ... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Tax dodger Running for Governor in Illinois

By If you are not in the Chicago media market, you might not know much about Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney-like candidate for governor in Illinois, who is running ahead in the polls against Democratic Governor Pat Quinn.If Rauner wins, Illinois will have ... [Published Progressive Magazine - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Emanuel losing top education adviser

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is losing his point-person to the Chicago Public Schools — the woman who played a pivotal role in negotiating an end to the 2012 teachers strike.Beth Swanson, the mayor’s deputy chief-of-staff for education, has resigned her $154,992-a-year ... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

RAVINIA HOSTS FREE PARTY FOR HIGH SCHOOL…

Ravinia’s Student Marketing Board will host their annual “Cannon Ball” party, a free catered event on Ravinia’s lawn exclusively for area high school students this Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Classical Youth Initiative (CYI) ... [Published Lake Zurich Patch - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Annual C.U.R.E Benefit

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) , founded by Susan Axelrod, held its 16th Annual Chicago Benefit on May 19, at Navy Pier. Event chair Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman and CEO of Ventas, Inc., welcomed nearly 1,200 guests and raised more than ... [Published Modern Luxury - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

CPS budget hearings tonight may be heated

_ Hearings this evening on the proposed budget for Chicago Public Schools figure to be no less heated than in past years, as critics line up to question plans that include more cuts to traditional neighborhood schools.The proposed $5.8-billion operating ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 2 reports

Council panel hearing looks at top high schools’ black enrollment

The City Council’s Education Committee is holding hearings into selective enrollment standards at Chicago’s most elite public high schools amid reports of surging white enrollment at the expense of African-American students.Nearly three months ago, the ... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers Use Clout, Too

Today's news roundup includes more about a Karen Lewis run for mayor (and just how hard it would be for her to win) and a cringe-inducing story about some IL teachers using clout for certification and licensing. National news includes the wrap-up of the ... [Published Chicago Now - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Rauner's daughter school admission under question

CHICAGO (AP) - The issue of how Republican Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) daughter got into an elite Chicago public high school has resurfaced in the Illinois governor's race. Rauner has maintained that he didn't use his money or influence to get a daughter ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jun 26 2014]

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...Chicago Business , had at least two conversations with a chief aide, and the admission status was changed after the aide called the principal. "She's a very bright kid. She was close and just didn't make it" Sullivan said of the initial rejection...
"It was politically suicidal for him to demonize teachers," Stark said of the mayor. "I felt teachers were being scapegoated for whatever was wrong with CPS. The problem is they don't have enough money and they've given up on public schools."
"That's what somebody with his kind of [low poll] numbers needs to do" she said
"By using 14 months' worth of revenue in this fiscal year, it pushes the problems of funding into next year — until after the election — and into a contract year" CTU Vice-President Jesse Sharkey has said

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Can Barbara Byrd-Bennett Save Chicago’s Schools? [Published Chicago Magazine - 1 hour ago]
Meet Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney of Illinois ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 18 2014]
Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Aug 15 2014]
Clock ticking, but Lewis won't be rushed into c... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Aug 07 2014]
Tax dodger Running for Governor in Illinois [Published Progressive Magazine - Aug 06 2014]
Emanuel losing top education adviser [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 31 2014]
Is Rahm Emanuel Doomed? [Published Northwestern University - Jul 30 2014]
RAVINIA HOSTS FREE PARTY FOR HIGH SCHOOL… [Published Lake Zurich Patch - Jul 24 2014]
Annual C.U.R.E Benefit [Published Modern Luxury - Jul 22 2014]
Kwame Raoul rules out mayoral bid, says he can’... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 18 2014]
CPS budget hearings tonight may be heated [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 16 2014]
Council panel hearing looks at top high schools... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 15 2014]
Teachers Use Clout, Too [Published Chicago Now - Jul 15 2014]
Aldermen to hold hearing on low minority number... [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 15 2014]
Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 12 2014]
Rauner's daughter school admission under question [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jun 26 2014]
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