The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday is scheduled to vote on proposals to close or completely restaff 17 schools. That would make more than 100 the district has shut down or restaffed in the last decade.
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
College graduation is just around the corner. For some that’s the moment when pent up hopes for a career run into the realities of actually finding a job. For one recent local graduate the process has been different. It inspired a whole different career path - one she’s pursuing with gusto.