CPS releases new guide to bring back recess Sun Times: Most Chicago schools have been without recess since the 1970s... CPS backs recess
WBEZ: The decision of whether to add 45 minutes to the school day and
restore recess will be made at each individual elementary school by a
committee of the principal, parents... Jean-Claude Brizard working without a contract
Tribune: The outgoing school board is to approve Brizard's
appointment at Wednesday's board meeting, but not his contract... Jean-Claude Brizard to be appointed Wednesday as Schools CEO
Sun Times: Brizard, former superintendent in Rochester, N.Y., has
currently been working pro bono at CPS, getting "the lay of the land,"
according to Carroll... New CPS leadership team faces budget, student performance challenges
Tribune: Some say the district should have taken a more conservative
route with its money and found ways to scale back costs in 2006, 2007
and 2008, when it was bringing in more money than it was spending ...MORE ITEMS BELOW... WHAT'D I MISS?
Project Aims to Help Roseland, With an Assist From Washington CNC: SGA officials estimated that $7.5 million will be needed to fund the initiative's first five years of operation... Improving math education for the littlest learners WBEZ: Linda Lutton reports on one effort to improve math instruction for Chicago's littlest learners... Chicago State's graduates honored for persistence
Tribune: The university is reporting that of the 405 freshmen who
started in 2005, 94 had graduated by Thursday, which would put the
graduation rate at 23 percent. But school officials are calculating
the graduation rate differently than in the past. Using the prior
method, the rate is 20.3 percent.