The Big Reveal, Tutoring, Deseg, Pensions, and More (Chicago IL)

This week saw the big reveal of 18 “new” Renaissance 2010 schools for Chicago, but not the announcement of what is rumored to be 5-10 school closings:

Renaissance 2010 roundtable Chicago Public Radio (audio)
In Chicago Public Schools, every student counts Chicago Sun-Times
'Historic day': City plans to open 18 new schools Chicago Sun-Times
University plans to lead second charter school to success U of C Chronicle
Waiting for the other shoe to drop This Week In Education

Meanwhile, the Sun-Times weighs in on the showdown between CPS and the USDE about NCLB tutoring, which I couldn’t agree with more:

For kids' sake, work it out Chicago Sun-Times
The tutoring they deserve Chicago Journal

The best of the rest:

Forums set on school transfers Chicago Tribune
Minority students await midyear transfer approval Chicago Sun-Times
Teachers may have to repay pensions Chicago Tribune
Trading Places Teacher Magazine
Illinois Superintendents Weigh in on Hot Topics Illinois State University
Mapping the long trail of working class history Chicago Tribune
Blagojevich pledges to not raise income taxes Star Newspapers
Black-white graduation gap at U. of I. Chicago Sun-Times
Homeless man blended in at school Chicago Tribune


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