Ren10 Oops

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
for Chicago

April
2006

Volume 2,
Issue 4

REN10 TOP
TEN

Top
10 Countdown for Renaissance 2010 in the News (chronological order)*


10.     Students getting real about
fitness
Chicago Tribune, 1 January
2006.
 

      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
      habits.

9.      Daley: More schools, programs
in 2006
Chicago
Defender
, 17 January
2006.

      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
      year.

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.

4.      Kindergarten
Lawyers
Forbes, 13 March 2006.

      Chicago law firm commits to the Legacy Charter School located in
      North Lawndale.

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
2006.

      This London-based
      weekly magazine chronicles Chicagos revitalization over the past 20 years. The
      article includes a discussion of Mayor Daleys education initiatives, including
      Renaissance 2010.

* For a full copy of
select article(s) please contact Akilah Williams at
aswilliams@cps.k12.il.us
<mailto:aswilliams@cps.k12.il.us>
.

EVENTS
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>.

Noble Street
Charter High School Town Hall Day | April 28, 2006


Town
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
773-862-1449
.

National Charter
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
celebration.

 
To get involved with National Charter Schools
Week or charter schools visit
www.inschools.org <http://www.inschools.org> or call Carlos Prez at
312-235-0798
.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
New Schools Recognized by
the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
(CLOCC)

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
Namaste guidelines.

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.

Student Development
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
ekey@cct.org <mailto:ekey@cct.org> .

Library Dedication
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
class.

NEWS
School Closings Bill challenges Chicago Board of
Education

If
voted into law, House Bill 2012 would mandate CPS to:

      Announce its
    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

www.ren2010.cps.k12.il.us <http://www.ren2010.cps.k12.il.us> <<http://www.ren2010.cps.k12.il.us/>

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
Education
    
Michael Scott 
Board President
      
Board Members
 
Norman Bobbins
Dr. Tariq Butt
Alberto
Carrero, Jr.
   
Clare
Muana
   
Roxanne
Ward
   
Rufus
Williams

      
Chicago Public Schools
Arne Duncan   
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Barbara Eason
Watkins      
Chief
Education Officer
      
Office of New Schools 
Hosanna Johnson
Chief Officer/Chief of
Staff   
Beatriz
Rendon

Executive
Director of New Schools Support      
Jeanne Nowaczewski    
Senior Director of
Recruitment
Jos
Alvarez
   
Director of
Operations
Allison
Jack
   
Director of
External Relations
Akilah
Williams

Ren10 Report
Editor   


 

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