We've all done it, I guess, but it's still funny when it happens to other people.
A few minutes after I got last week's "Renaissance 2010 Report" (see below), I got another email saying that the original sender (I'm deleting her name here) "would like to recall the message Renaissance 2010 Report."
I'm wondering two things: First, what was so wrong with the original version that it had to be recalled? (If you know or can figure it out, let me know). Second, does "recalling" something really work?
RENAISSANCE 2010 REPORT
100 New Schools
10 Countdown for Renaissance 2010 in the News (chronological order)*
10. Students getting real about
fitness Chicago Tribune, 1 January
Elective classes at Uplift Community School at Arai are aimed at tackling obesity and
promoting nutrition in the name of helping students and parents shed bad health
9. Daley: More schools, programs
in 2006 Chicago
Defender, 17 January
City and Chicago Public Schools
officials have big plans for the coming year despite limited funding from the
state and federal government.
8. Renaissance 2010 plan on
track Crains Chicago
Business, 21 February 2006.
Chicagos business, foundation, and civic leaders
remain committed to Renaissance 2010 which will increase the number of high
quality education options in the city.
7. Ellison charting new course in
Wrightwood Daily Southtown, 23 February 2006.
A new charter high school, Chicago International
Charter School - Ellison Campus, will be housed temporarily on the second floor
of the former St. Thomas More School in Chicago's Wrightwood community beginning
this fall and will grow into a four-year high school by adding a grade each
6. Woodlawn: Charter provides new school
option Catalyst Chicago, March 2006.
This fall Woodlawn students will have
additional neighborhood high school option. University of Chicago Charter
School - Wadsworth Campus will be a college prep school aimed at serving
neighborhood students first.
5. Feel good learning Fox
Chicago Sunday News Segment, 12 March 2006.
Students at Namaste Charter School in McKinley Park engage in morning
yoga rituals and healthy eating habits to nourish their energy, enhance their
focus, and help them perform at their best academically.
Lawyers Forbes, 13 March 2006.
Chicago law firm commits to the Legacy Charter School located in
3. Is Separate
Better? Chicago Magazine, 15 March 2006.
This full-length story profiles
Urban Prep, the new all boys high school, which will be starting at Englewood
High School this fall.
2. Its like a community
revival Chicago Tribune, 18 March 2006.
Dodge and Williams Elementary
Schools were the first unwilling Renaissance schools in Chicago and are now
showing astonishing results.
1. Daley City The Economist. 18 March
weekly magazine chronicles Chicagos revitalization over the past 20 years. The
article includes a discussion of Mayor Daleys education initiatives, including
* For a full copy of
select article(s) please contact Akilah Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Math & Science Academy Showcase (CMSA) | April
6, 2006 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
CMSA is organizing a showcase for current parents,
prospective parents, Rogers Park community as well as Chicago educational
community. The purpose of this showcase is to share success and great things
that are being done in the school with everybody else. There will be model
teachings, student performances, and presentations, shows, and more at the
showcase. For more information please visit <http://www.cmsaonline.net>.
Charter High School Town Hall Day | April 28, 2006
Halls are held twice
each month and are used to showcase student classroom projects to their peers,
community members, families, and other invited guests. They are much anticipated
by students who enjoy sharing each others achievements. Noted guest speakers
are often invited to present to the students, thereby exposing them to prominent
leaders in the community.
For more information,
please contact Principal William Olsen at
Schools Week | May 1-6, 2006
This year the Illinois
Network of Charter Schools (INCS) will
celebrate National Charter Schools Week (NCSW) from May 1-6. The theme this year
is Quality for Kids. During the week, charter advocates, parents, teachers and
students from across the state will celebrate the role high performing charter
schools play in opening doors to hope and opportunity for families.
NCSW provides us the opportunity to spread
the word about our great accomplishments. All week long charter parents,
students and teachers will be writing letters, giving tours, and meeting with
decision makers as they tout their schools.
The Department of Education is hosting a
national showcase of great charter schools. INCS will travel to Washington D.C.
with, ACE Tech Charter HS, Betty Shabazz Charter School, Erie Elementary Charter
School, and SIUE, East St. Louis Charter School to participate in NCSW
To get involved with National Charter Schools
Week or charter schools visit www.inschools.org <http://www.inschools.org> or call Carlos Prez at
New Schools Recognized by
the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
Namaste Charter School instituted a salad bar and
healthy meal program. Within this program, the Principal works closely with the
food service provider each day to ensure the foods delivered fall within the
The West Belden Campus of Chicago International
Charter Schools has 10 minute
Bulldog Breaks throughout the school day. Named after the school mascot, the
breaks consist of 10 minutes of physical activity and stretching students
perform in the classroom.
Launch for Area 25 CHSRI Schools
The Chicago High School Redesign Initiative
(CHSRI), in collaboration with
Area Instructional Office 25, has launched a
three-year project to assist all CHSRI small high schools to develop, implement,
assess and sustain effective student development programs and practices at every
level of the school. Carol Miller Lieber and Lynn Gross from Educators for Social Responsibility are facilitating the initiative. The process began with an
assessment of current programs and practices and culminated with a planning
report to drive each schools student development and professional development
over the next several years. For
more information about the Chicago High School Redesign Initiative,
e-mail Ernestine Key at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
at ASPIRA Charter School (at Haugan)
On Tuesday, March 28,
2006, ASPIRA Inc. of
Illinois and the
Haugan TAC dedicated their library to their well-known community
citizen, Florence Stoller. As a long-time Albany Park resident she has committed
her life to the growth and development of her community and Haugan Middle
School. Recognized by the alderman, students, staff, board members, and
principals; Florence Stoller has been instrumental the upward mobility of the
ASPIRA. ASPIRA will also begin to offer Mandarin as a language
School Closings Bill challenges Chicago Board of
voted into law, House Bill 2012 would mandate CPS to:
intention to close a school 6 months prior to the vote
Conduct 3 public
hearings in separate locations prior to the vote
Set up federal
mediation if there are any opposing parties
Put the school
closing on a local referendum if there is no resolution within 60 days after
submitting to mediation
The Chicago Public
Schools is committed to leading the nation in education reform and through
Renaissance 2010 we will create opportunities for high quality educational
programs for the youth and families of Chicago.
Chicago Board of
Dr. Tariq Butt
Chicago Public Schools
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Barbara Eason
Office of New Schools
Chief Officer/Chief of
Director of New Schools Support
Senior Director of
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