This guy, Zeke Vanderhoek, will pay teachers $125K at a new school being set up in a poor Dominican part of Manhattan.
You usually never see these things, but Obama released his today under pressure from Clinton and McCain and the press.(2) Comments
School budget forecast: cloudy
There's a scene in the HBO drama "The Wire" where a former student
comes back to his old elementary student to see a favorite teacher and
ask for help. (4) Comments
press is having a field day looking into Hillary Clinton's "red phone"
3 am ad -- first finding out that the little girl (now teenager) who is
pictured in the ad is an Obama supporter, and now pointing out that
some of Clinton's "experience" wasn't all that substantive ("Red Phone Moments" In Bosnia).
to help me with an article I'm researching on what Obama did or didn't
do during the 1999 Vallas attempt to revamp the LSC law that was
"This report reveals that a majority of Chicago Public
Schools graduates—even those with top grades and test scores--do not
successfully navigate the daunting process of enrolling in four-year
and too often default to schools for which they are overqualified.
students are most at risk of not enrolling in college. Many students
derailed by complex federal financial aid requirements." (5) Comments
I read Josh Pasternak's new article about Barack Obama's school reform credentials ( Reform School)
with mixed feelings, not just because I'm working on my own Obama piece
about his work in Chicago on education but also because I'm not sure Pasternak's analysis is altogether compelling.(1) Comments
"The intent, according to
investigators, was to obtain grades and ACT scores to determine class
rank and share it with other students." (1) Comments
never got any response from New Leaders about their attrition rates --
and still wonder what the hell Erin Roche's mentor was doing for him at
Ravenswood -- but it seems that New Leaders folks are all about the
self-congratulations, and so they do have a new report out about "the
patterns and techniques evident in low-income, urban public
schools making dramatic gains in student achievement." (2) Comments
competition was part of the After-School All-Stars, a pilot program
organized by Chicago Public Schools with help from the National
Association of Urban Debate Leagues and the Chicago Debate League."
The attached nine-page PDF is as much an organizational statement as it is a job announcement.
Just for fun, let's do
it as a series of blind items. (18 comments)
Here's the March Ren10 report, which always gives an interesting peek into the world of new schools.
PLUS: Daily news, weekly blog roundups, and -- still -- lots of comments on the CTU and Special Ed issues.
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