Leading News 2023

In today’s Leading News, Batavia PSD 101 and its teachers reach a contract agreement. The timeline for the CPS elected school board map has been extended. More school districts are adding or switching to artificial turf fields. West40 ISC 2 plans to renovate the former Westchester St. Joseph campus for student services and wrap-around programs.  Also in the news, survey results offer insight into arming teachers.

Batavia teachers union, school board reach new contract agreement
Shaw Local/Kane County Chronicle, June 1

Illinois lawmakers push back deadline for drawing Chicago’s elected school board maps
Becky Vevea, Chalkbeat Chicago, May 26

More area schools seeing the value of playing on turf
Dave Hinton, Champaign News-Gazette, May 21

West 40 buys 30-acre St. Joseph High School campus
Amaris E. Rodriguez, Riverside-Brookfield Landmark, May 24

More than half of US teachers think being armed would make students less safe, report finds
Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, May 31
In today’s Leading News, opinions are strong and split on metal detectors in THSD 113 (Highland Park) schools. Springfield SD 186 offers students “peace rooms.” Some Peoria Public Schools students will have a different report card next year. State Superintendent Tony Sanders discusses preschool deserts. Also in the news, the property tax bill for Arlington Park was reduced to $7.8 million.

Factions split over metal detectors in Highland Park as intense District 113 board meeting draws protest, heavy police presence
Gavin Good, Lake County News-Sun, May 31

Three district 186 high schools open 'peace rooms' to address mental health
Tiffani Jackson, State Journal-Register, Springfield, May 21

No more A's and B's: Some Peoria schools will launch a new type of report card next year
Leslie Renken, Peoria Journal Star, May 24

Illinois State Superintendent Tony Sanders talks about the need to eliminate preschool 'deserts'
Peter Medlin, Northern Public Radio, DeKalb, May 29

Arlington Park track’s property tax bill cut by half
Jake Griffin, Daily Herald/Chicago Sun-Times, May 31

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