Best Of The Week (April 1 - 8)

Stolen_dataEmployee Data Stolen From CPS (22 comments so far)
It's happened to the Veteran's Administration, and now it's happened to CPS

Unionizing Charter School Teachers (46 comments so far)
Union leaders in Chicago are undertaking new efforts to work with charter school teachers, according to a new article from Catalyst.

LSC Update: Curie, Lawrence, Etc. (21 comments so far)
If anyone has additional news or perspectives on the Curie and Lawrence situations, post them here.

Ramos Passes Muster, Sort Of (9 comments so far)
Kudos to the Sun Times' Rosalind Rossi for getting to the news that Curie LSC chair Tom Ramos has passed one of the hurdles he faces.

Vitale's Revenge, Part 2 (13 comments so far)
Here's the latest Report On District Core and Support Strategies (PDF) from the CPS Office of Strategy and Planning, sent to me by a little birdie.

Board-Paid LLTs On The Way Out? (11 comments so far)
It will surprise few that, starting next year, more schools will probably have to pay for their own lead literacy teachers (LLTs) or let them go. 

What Would Be Really Fair To Schools? A Year. (14 comments so far)
ISBE's Jesse Ruiz should just let this go, but instead he insists on defending the use of a May 1 enrollment cutoff for NCLB scores (Rule helps evaluate schools more fairly).

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