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When ArtsQuest cut half its annual lineup of music festivals in December and significantly reduced others in belt-tightening moves, RiverJazz escaped unscathed. That's partially because the spring celebration of jazz had already undergone change:...
Tribune reporterMaking what was billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon...
One of the most important — and thus most contentious — areas headlining this year's legislative session was tweaking K-12 education. For lawmakers, the chalkboard was full of topics: funding, teacher pay and school choice. With the...
Teachers at schools run by the United Neighborhood Organization, one of the largest charter networks in the city, voted Wednesday to unionize. Teachers at privately run, publicly funded charter schools in Chicago have never been part of the Chicago...
Coral Springs Mayor Vince Boccard's idea of relocating Coral Springs Charter School to the Center for the Arts site hasn't gone down well with art lovers in the community. A few among them attended last week's city commission meeting to implore officials...
Tags: Arts, Coral Springs, Museums, Arts and Culture, Artists
The House this morning passed charter school legislation that aims to deal with the problems at the now-shuttered NorthStar High School in Orange County -- but also looks to make it easier for charter schools to expand. The bill -- passed by the...
About 2.5 hours after a tie vote in the Senate killed the controversial "parent trigger" bill Tuesday, Senators amended another education bill to include provisions similar to some some of those in the failed proposal. A bill focused on charter...
Pa. taxpayers are overfunding charter schools To the editor: Reps. Rob Kauffman and Todd Rock and Sen. Rich Alloway claim to support public education and the taxpayers in their districts who struggle with their property tax bills. Unfortunately, their...
Baltimore City school officials say the nearly $1.2 billion budget the system unveiled last week will fund a raft of new academic endeavors, among them a new team to upgrade instruction in the sciences to meet the higher standards of the new national...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The timing would seem perfect for an expansion of school vouchers in Indiana, where the state's high court recently upheld the nation's broadest voucher law and the initiative enjoys broad support in one of the country's most...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has pulled the plug on a proposal that aimed to have all the state's public and charter schools consider having gun-carrying employees at their schools. House members in a voice vote approved without dissent a...
Tags: Career and Workplace, Employees
Sentinel School ZoneMore than two dozen parents and a few students representing Orange County PTAs boarded a bus before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning to head to Tallahassee. Their trip was part of an effort to make sure parents' voices are heard in this year's legislative...
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