Wednesday Morning News, Part 2

Chicago school is ready for teacher performance pay supported by ... Chicago Tribune

Chicago

schools chief Ron Huberman said he supports Obama's proposals and is

considering expanding the district's performance pay program. ...

Obama seeks higher standards for education Chicago Tribune

He

said he hoped that means Obama will be open to the tack that Education

Secretary Arne Duncan took when he led the Chicago Public Schools, in

which teachers received additional pay for completing rigorous graduate

training.

Substitute teaching applications surge USA Today

In Chicago, the schools

have closed applications at 7000. "A lot of people we've just turned

away at the door," says Nancy Slavin, officer of recruitment and

workforce planning for Chicago Public Schools.

9th Grade, By the Numbers Education Week News

To stem those losses, the Chicago school

district is putting a suite of new data reports into the hands of Ms.

McAuley and others who teach and counsel its 30000 freshmen this year.

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