Everybody's Got Something To Say About Chicago Schools

A sampling of recent blog posts from around the city let me know if I'm missing any other sites you like:

The wall of death Vocalo
When
you visit a neighborhood, you really don't expect to find a "wall of
death." Especially not in a breezeway, next to the only grocery store
and fast food restaurant in the whole neighborhood.

A terrible loss Small Talk
Valencia also was
a role model to his younger siblings. He volunteered at Chicago public
schools and for the Barack Obama campaign.


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Arne Duncan will stop urban teachers from behaving badly? Examiner
Never, not even once, did the person who signed the evaluation, ever come into my classroom to see what I was doing, either formally or otherwise. 

Elementary School Rankings CPS Obsessed
I like this way of ranking them because it takes an actual average instead of the % of kids who meet the minimum requirements.
Affordable housing and successful schools Curtis
A plan to build new affordable housing on vacant lots in Logan Square is aimed at cutting into the growing shortage of rentals in the area - and at bolstering successful local efforts to strengthen neighborhood schools. 

Expanding the Choir Tutor Mentor
Below is a map I made of people who were in a Chicago area breakout session at the Illinois Drop Out Prevention Summit who I already knew.

School janitor suing Board of Education Chicago Bar-tender
Yolanda
Hallom says that "an agent and/or servant" of the
defendants was carrying a portable heater/fan that dropped on her foot.

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