Local school council policy draws lawsuit Southtown Star
LSCs at the new School of Entrepreneurship and School of Technology,
both in the old South Shore High School building, and at Moses Vines
Academy in the old Orr High School building contested their loss of
power in Thursday's lawsuit.
Many in Chicago are also chafing at what will amount to the firing
of 200 teachers across the eight schools. District administrators said
those teachers will be able to reapply for their jobs....And parents like Ms.
strong parental and community input through elected local school
councils—a hallmark of many of Chicago’s public schools. She said the
district has ignored the recommendations of her council at Mose Vines
Academy to replace the principal.
Abbott parents blast closing plan Medill Reports
On Wednesday evening, parents from the Wentworth Gardens area joined
teachers objecting to the proposed consolidation of Abbott, 3630 S.
Wells St., with Alexander Graham Elementary, 4436 S. Union Ave., at a
hearing related to the schools “turnaround plan.”
CPS to do an about-face Chicago Defender
In 2001, under a multi-million dollar Chicago Public Schools redesign
initiative, Orr High School was divided into three smaller schools. But
high drop out rates, and low test scores have proven that the
initiative did not work, and CPS CEO Arne Duncan is reversing the
A study conducted for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation credits a
mandatory work-study program at Arrupe Jesuit High School in Denver for
giving students more focus and a can-do attitude. The private
school—part of a network of 19 academies in Chicago, New York, and
elsewhere—enrolls 278 students, many of them from low-income
Special ed student taped to chair Sun Times
The teacher, who obtained her teaching credentials last June, had been
working at Medgar Evers School, 9811 S. Lowe, for a week at the time of
the incident, a public schools spokesman said Thursday
Officials from 70 new Chicago
public schools created by the district's Renaissance 2010 reform plan
will be available for questions at the New Schools Expo 2008, from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Williams Multiplex, 2710 S. Dearborn St.
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