Best Of The Week (September 4-9)

BEST OF THE WEEK
Restructuring Sherman -- Is It Working?
Want to know what happens at a low-performing school where new staff gets brought in but the kids remain the same? 

CAMPAIGNS & CLOUT
"Contrary To Some Rumors That Have Appeared On The Internet"
Check
out this email that CTU is passing along clarifying again some of the
provisions in the proposed agreement, which says in part:

Four Questions About The New Contract Proposal
It's the countdown to the vote on the proposed contract, so tell us what we all want to know: 

FROM CLARK STREET
 Ren10 Head Announces Office Hours, New School Locations
It's everyone's favorite monthly email, the Ren10 Report for September,

18 New "Cohort III" Schools Opening This Year
In
addition to 117 new principals and hundreds if not thousands of new
teachers, Chicago has 18 new schools opening this year, albeit many of
them small Renaissance 2010 schools with a single grade. 

FOUNDATION FOLLIES
Chicago Int'l Charter School Joins The School Turnaround Effort
Apparently
Chicago International Charter School is heading a new effort, dubbed
ChicagoRISE, focused on turning around low-performing schools.

TEACHERS & TEACHING
Chicago Teachers Share Experiences -- Others Spoof Walkthroughs
Thanks to a friend for pointing me to these videos by Chicago-area teachers
posted on the Golden Apple Teaching Excellence Network (TEN) site.
They're more like slide shows than videos, really.  But it's great that
they can get their experiences out, and that sharing videos is now so
easy.

SCHOOL LIFE
More Youth Die Here Than Anywhere Else, Reporter Says

"Between 2000 and 2005, the Chicago
Police Department reported 375 murders or manslaughters of people
younger than 18–more than any other police department in
America–according to The Chicago Reporter’s analysis of data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation."

Day One -- How Did It Go?

Whether you're a parent, a teacher, a student, or a bus driver, it was a big day out there for everyone.  How did it go? 

MEDIA WATCH

Catalyst Takes It To "The Next Level"

The latest Catalyst is out, including an interview with Mayor Daley.
 

SITE NEWS
A New Year, A New Look For The Site
This
site has a new look for the new year, as you may have already noticed -- though most of the content is the same. 

Chicago Votes "Yes!"
...for this blog, that is.

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