Colleagues not at school today? Kid saying he's got a substitute -- again? The industrious folks at Fox Chicago News have come up with a database of teacher absences at Chicago schools from last year and a list of best and worst schools -- including Whitney Young as the 4th worst.
Worst: Albert G Lane Tech High School 1,945, Marie Sklodowska Curie Metro H 1,636, Thomas Kelly High School 1,558. Whitney M Young Magnet HS 1,271, Hyde Park Career Academy 1,129. Best: Immaculate Conception School 0, Lionel Hamptn Fin/Perf Art Sch 1, Nancy B Jefferson Alt School 1, Oliver S Westcott School 1, St Stanislaus-St Boniface 1.
How does your school rate? Find out how often teachers are absent from your child's school and compare with other CPS school by clicking here. You can search by school or grade level. Alas, you can't search by teacher name. NB There are probably some problems with the data and with the analysis. School size doesn't appear to be factored in, for example, though numbers of teachers are listed.