Today's news is dominated by the Mayor's release of a proposed $5 million principal incentive pay plan, the details and effectiveness of which is uncertain. What do you think? Plus lots of other tidbits:
Emmanuel Secures $5 million for CPS principals' merit pay Chicago Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made principal recruitment, training and evaluation a centerpiece of his overhaul of Chicago Public Schools.
Bonuses and performance contracts for principals WBEZ: Despite a budget crisis that is forcing hundreds of millions in cuts, the cancellation of teachers' raises and a planned tax hike, Chicago Public...
Merit Pay for Principals Prompts Questions CNC: CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said he expected the performance bonuses will range from about $5,000 to $10,000 per principal.
Officials offer new details about principal merit pay, performance contracts Catalyst: Clarice Berry, president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, was miffed that officials invited her to stand up at the press conference without indicating merit pay or performance contracts would be announced.
State Rep. Dan Burke gave tuition award to ex-secretary’s daughter Sun Times: A joint investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association has raised unanswered questions about how State Rep. Dan Burke’s ex-secretary’s daughter received a legislative scholarship.
Mob-Connected Company Working at CPS MyFox Chicago: If kids want a real lesson in how Chicago works, they should visit their schoolyards now, where they'll find dumpsters and equipment from one of the city's most visible mob-connected ...
Urban Cities Group Backs Education School Review EdWeek: Though CGCS believes the review is being conducted transparently, Casserly writes, "we are concerned that your data-collection process may make it difficult to get a complete picture of the field."
New law lets Illinois schools treat students with severe allergic reaction: Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law Monday authorizing school officials to give an epinephrine shot to any student suffering a severe allergic reaction. The legislation follows the December death of Chicago Public Schools student Katelyn Carlson, who had an...
Schools will be able to opt out of "mandatory" recess, but criteria unclear Catalyst: Putting recess in every school, then, would likely rest on a renegotiation of that contract. Teachers’ current contract expires June 30, 2012, just before the switch to mandatory recess is supposed to take place.