Cutting Probationary Teachers

Cover600spanChicago schools cut 775 teachers Tribune
About 775 probationary teachers in Chicago public schools learned Friday they are losing their jobs in a purge that district leaders say could improve the quality of instruction in the system's most challenged schools.

Duncan says replacing 775 teachers will help schools Sun-Times
The
Chicago Public Schools are firing 775 non-tenured teachers, officials
confirmed Saturday. Schools CEO Arne Duncan said the cuts -- fewer than
the 1,062 layoffs last year -- will allow CPS to fill the positions
with teachers who he said are a better match for their schools and
principals.

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