Eight schools will be closed or turned around Catalyst
a month of packed community hearings and protests, today's meeting was
pretty low-key with a few speeches calling for a moratorium on school
actions and some teachers pleading for more time.
Pink Slips for Teachers, Big Changes for Kids WBEZ
300 teachers in Chicago can look forward to pink slips. And thousands
of students will attend different schools or get a completely new set
of teachers next year. [300 displaced but not necessarily out of a job, right?]
300-plus teachers facing shake-up as overhauls OKd Sun Times
The shakeups, which could displace more than 300 teachers and other
school personnel, come just as employees at board headquarters braced
for what sources said could be as many as 500 midyear administrative
Big changes slated for 3rd Ward schools Chicago Journal
Chicago Board of Education was expected to affirm a plan to
"turnaround" Wendell Phillips High School, 244 E. Pershing, at its Feb.
24 meeting, and designate a nonprofit organization, the Academy of
Urban School Leadership, as the school's new operator.
Board Of Ed. Rules On 8 Schools WBBM
promised some form of protest in the wake of the board's action but
wouldn't specify if that would amount to a physical job action like a
walkout, sit-in, or some other form of protest.
Ill. Gov. Quinn considers $2B in budget cuts AP
officials warned Wednesday that Gov. Pat Quinn would have to cut
spending more than $2 billion, or 8 percent, next year -- while the
recession increases the need for state services -- unless he finds new
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