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  • Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general

     Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday. Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...
  • Philadelphia a vivid example of what happens to underfunded schools

    As I watch what is happening in Philadelphia's public education system, I can only conclude that until some glaring funding injustices are fixed, in Philadelphia and in many school systems around the country, we will never live up to our nation's...
  • Obama to Congress: give all kids chance at preschool

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool, but called on Congress to make more money available to programs. Obama praised Republican-led states like Oklahoma and Georgia for their...
  • Obama to announce $1B in new grants to states for preschool

    Obama to announce $1B in new grants to states for preschool
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed. Fewer than a third of the country's 4-year-olds...
  • Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
  • Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'

    Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'
    President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy. Rauner,...
  • Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama

    Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan will join six other newly elected governors at the White House Friday morning for a meeting with President Obama. The day of White House activities is expected to begin with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and end with...
  • Emanuel not challenging question on electing school board

    Emanuel not challenging question on electing school board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is challenging the petitions of two candidates for mayor in an effort to knock them off the ballot, but his campaign is not attempting to invalidate a referendum question asking Chicago voters in dozens of wards whether they want to...
  • Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround

    Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround
    As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew. At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...
  • U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs

    U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced new guidelines to improve the preparation of the nation's teaching ranks that will require states to rate the performance of training programs and shift federal funding to those that receive...
  • Holy Cross School in Deerfield named Blue Ribbon School

    Holy Cross School in Deerfield named Blue Ribbon School
    The Department of Education recently honored Holy Cross School in Deerfield by designating it a Blue Ribbon School. Holy Cross – a private K-8 institution in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools – shares the accolade with 21 other...