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.
Much attention has focused on how the Illinois state legislature might be prepared to take on public employee benefits – either to solve its budget deficit or change the way government works. But what about the other side of the equation?
Chicago Public Schools is ratcheting up its response to a Chicago Teachers Unions lawsuit over recent teacher firings. CPS and the union were in appellate court today. The district is appealing a federal judge's October decision that the district improperly fired more than 700 tenured teachers.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says she wants an international search for the city's next public schools CEO.Schools Chief Ron Huberman this week announced he will step down at the end of the month.Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the new CEO should have a background in business.Karen