The Noble Network of Charter Schools has dropped a $5 fee charged to students hit with a detention, one of the most controversial aspects of its strict discipline policy.
We have the roll calls from Tuesday's Illinois General Assembly vote on SB1922, the city pension plan. See how your state senators and reps voted for changes that will significantly reduce and devalue the pensions of 4,000 CTU members.
As the CTU pushes for reform in Illinois charter school law and increased accountability to the public from charter networks, there is increasing concern among parents and fair education advocates over disciplinary policies at some of the schools.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis released the following statement on the passage of SB1922 in the Illinois House of Representatives, a proposal by the mayor of Chicago that will cut the retirement savings of thousands of city workers.