out bad teachers
First and foremost are the changes
aimed at identifying and encouraging good teachers and weeding out the bad
ones. More rigorous and meaningful teacher evaluations for too long have been
missing from the tenure track. The new contract establishes, for the first
time, a process for observing and evaluating both probationary and tenured
Pols can't play games with CTA any longer Sun Times (Mary Mitchell)
Just as Downstate legislators routinely insisted on reforms before
agreeing to fund Chicago Public Schools, the CTA is being treated with
the same humiliating disregard.
Former teacher charged with sexual assault of student Tribune
A former 3rd-grade teacher charged with criminal sexual assault against a
14-year-old pupil at the South Side school where he worked was ordered
held in lieu of $400,000 bail Friday.
2 teens shot, wounded near elementary school Tribune
Two teenagers, 17 and 16, were shot and wounded Friday afternoon near a South Side elementary school, authorities said.
No 'juking': Schools fight 'sex' dance Sun Times
As the homecoming dance season approaches, Chicago-area schools are
wrestling with how to stomp out sexually suggestive dancing, or juking,
especially one version in which a girl grinds into a boy, her back to
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