School districts all around the state can apply for up to $25 million from the federal government under the latest Race to the Top competition. But first they have to agree to big changes—like personalized instruction for individual students and performance evaluations for everyone, including the superintendent and the school board.
More state control is coming to the troubled public schools in suburban North Chicago. The Illinois Board of Education voted Thursday to put a five-member panel in charge of North Chicago school finances.
A suburban school district says it’ll fight a lawsuit aimed at overturning the expulsion of a student. Proviso Township High Schools says kicking him out was necessary for the safety of other students.