AM news roundup: So (A)AMPs is dunzo, and Melissa Megliola-Zaikos is headed to be the chief of the Pershing West network (er, collaborative). Is that a good thing, for the schools and for the system as a whole, or has Brizard endangered one of the few nominally strong ideas and school systems from the Ducan / Huberman years? Plus other news:
High-performing schools no longer in single category Tribune: The group, once called Autonomously Managed Performance Schools (AMPS), will now be divvied up based on the community where the schools are located as part of CPS's larger restructuring effort to keep elementary and high schools.
13-Year-Old Boy Shot by Police Charged With Assaulting Officer Fox: Chicago Public Schools teachers who taught the boy and his siblings arrived in shock at the hospital emergency room entrance Tuesday. “I know the family very well,” said one teacher who asked not to be named because she was not authorized to speak to.
Residents full of ideas for budget help, from legal pot to private CTA Sun Times: Legalize and tax marijuana. Impose a city income tax and garbage collection fee. Hold a Chicago Grand Prix. Sell naming rights to public high schools. Attach cameras to stop signs to catch motorists rolling through...
Illinois schools flock to program that gives students access to produce WBEZ: State officials say 215 Illinois schools will share $4.7 million from the federal Fasdfresh Fruit and Vegetable Program this school year.