AM News: Whittier Library Dispute Flares Up

image from webmedia.newseum.orgCPS has approved an academic center at Lane Tech Wells Park Bulldog:  Until now, Taft was the only option on the North Side. Located on the far Northwest Side, 41 middle school students from Taft transferred to Lane in 2010...  MRSA at Guggenheim Elementary? Chicago Sun-Times: Parents at the Chicago Public Schools' Guggenheim Elementary were warned this week of a possible case of MRSA there... Whittier library dispute flares up again Sun Times:  The heated debate over Whittier Elementary School's library continued Wednesday when community members accused Chicago Public Schools officials of reneging on a promise to install a library in the school's dilapidated field house... Teach for America Helps Students Succeed WBEZ: Since 1991, Teach for America been fighting for educational equality. Fifth grade teacher Grace Bahk is one out of thousands of new teachers recruited into this movement... Classroom breakfasts can be a cash cow Tribune:  At schools such as Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, where more than 80 percent of the students do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals, USDA would reimburse CPS only 26 cents per classroom breakfast served to children who don't...

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  • So if 80% don't qualify, what about the 20% who do? Is there any way to make sure those 20% get fed without embarrassing them or singling them out?

  • think about all the third and half full plastic bags going in the dump from each room every morning. my students are sooooo pumped to take their quarterly reading and math a-b-c-d tests, why test series and parallel circuits or design an investigation in a collaborative group setting when you can NWEA? (^&&*&n' up the program, as Ice Cube put it)

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