From Teachers for Social Justice: "As a result, they have stopped
allowing military recruiters to run gym classes at Amundsen HS and
have gotten military recruitment posters removed from Amundsen andWhitney Young. Now they are targeting posters at Senn."
For TSJ-provided information on what to do if you see a violation of the new recruiting policy, click below.
a kid gets his laptop stolen from a CPS high school locker, having left
it there despite repeated warnings from his teacher, Chicago Teacher
Man. The computer was an award for young African-American scholars. No
one saw it happen, and there's no camera recording that particular
hallway. But now the good part. CTM and his readers are ponying up to
replace the student's laptop. Yes, blogs do some good once in a while.
Just not this one. Check it all out here. Thanks to a reader for making
sure I saw this. (2) Comments
What are the best and
worst parts of Report Card Pickup days (today and tomorrow) --
especially when they include LSC elections?
Are your parent teacher meetings useful? Do you get anything else done?
What do you do for daycare -- especially if you have one kid in
elementary and the other in high school? Do more parents come during
LSC election years? Is it fun or creepy getting pamphlets and flyers on
the way into the building? (20) Comments
all sorts of stuff flying around telling CPS community members who to
vote for in tomorrow and Thursday's LSC elections, including this voter
guide of sorts for Inter-American Inter-American(pdf).
There will be even more literature handed out tomorrow at report card
pickup day. Pass it along if you feel like it -- I'm sure I'm not the
only one who's curious to see how the various individuals and slates
present themselves. Or, if you went to an LSC candidates' forum, tell
us how it went.
Or, tell us who's running and who you think we should vote for. Even if
that means telling us about yourself. Who knows, maybe someone from
your school reads this site. (5) Comments
"For us at gage park tho, this is 4 in one month. of course the media
will report it as two, since 2 of them were "former" studentss (recently
graduated or dropped out). but when our students mourn all 4 in such a
short time span, and tension flares as rival gangs seek out
retribution, it seems to have no end...a very sad state of affairs for such a cool school, with great kids, a
great place to work and call home, gage park, the hidden jewel of CPS,
is having a tough month...crisis intervention is on everyone's speed dial now."
Teen found shot to death in South Side alley Sun Times (8) Comments
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