two weeks after word started leaking out that things were going awry at
Washington, the mainstream news has finally come onto the scene to
begin reporting it.. (206) Comments
itself the largest pre-service teacher-support program in the nation,
Golden Apple on Monday announced 125 GAF scholars -- 45 from Chicago.
the wake of a rash of deaths involving Chicago Public Schools students,
CLTV is airing a week of live special programs created to take a closer
look at the issue.
"Deadly Lessons" is a live interactive program airing each weeknight
evening the week of April 7."
an email and picture going around over the past week or so that seems
to have come originally from someone named Ted Williams and to refer to
John Butterfield. I think they're both in OPPD. (8) Comments
A parent recently sent in this email from the principal at Alcott about the recent budget allocations:
"We again received minimum funding, and our staff allotment was reduced by 1.5 teachers." (6) Comments
Catalyst Chicago "High School Summit II" is taking place next week,
featuring Arne Duncan and Washington Post Education reporter Jay
article about Obama's role in the 1999 LSC debate is just out on Slate
(Chicago school days). Thanks to those of you who helped me research
it, even though many of you will not like my interpretation of what
happened. (17) Comments
If you've never read Jonathan Lethem's 2003 novel Fortress of Solitude,
it's not too late. The novel is about a white boy sent to school in a
rough part of Brooklyn in the 1970s at the insistence of his hippy
Today's New York Times includes a blog post about Chicago teacher (and District 299 regular) Victor Harbison. (3) Comments
There's a big push on dropout prevention going on in DC this week that isn't in the Chicago press yet that I've found.
a reader: " I have a son who is eight, and will be aging out of Daniel
C Beard (a wonderful school) in one year. Do you know which schools on
the North Side have decent autism programs?" (7) Comments
Catalyst magazine (which sponsors this blog) has a new
article up about the difficult search for folks willing to take on the
challenge of turning around low-performing schools (Anyone want a turnaround?).
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