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Press Review: August 10, 2011

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

 

Public gets look at new charter school Jacksonville Journal-Courier

The public got a chance to see Jacksonville’s new charter school Thursday evening.

This article was published in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on July 22nd and mentions the opening of 8 Points Charter School on August 15th.

Look who’s in school Chicago Tribune

Class is in session across the country, but not here

Schools, union chiefs meet, talk longer school day, school year WGN

Chicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.

Chicago Public Schools Recess: CEO Jean-Claude Brizard Says It Will Be Mandatory In 2012 Huffington Post

The head of the Chicago Public Schools announced on a call-in radio program Monday night that he'd advocate for the return of mandatory recess at elementary schools around the city, marking a victory for parent advocacy groups that have been fighting for it for years.

Emanuel defends property tax increase for Chicago schools Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said a property tax hike for Chicago Public Schools is acceptable because district administrators have made large cuts to the school budget and investment is necessary to improve important programs like early childhood education.

Chicago schools chief talks with WBEZ callers WBEZ

It’s back to school time in Chicago, and for most families that means new teachers, and new classes. But this year, it also means the beginning of a new era in school leadership.

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