News of the day includes the Mayor's call for a long school day, a story about what parts of the Culture Of Calm program will be retained, and Catalyst notes the big news that Brizard's much-discussed idea of home visits by teachers isn't going to be implemented.
Mayor Emanuel, schools chief spread back-to-school message Sun Times: Asked whether he still intends to ask teachers to make “house calls,” Brizard said, “I never pushed that. That was not our push. The push is to make sure schools connect with families. That was my main message.”
Mayor Emanuel, CPS chief, ministers all push for more school time Sun Times: With the first day of school quickly approaching, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday held fast to his push for more class time for kids in the upcoming school year.
Emanuel still pushing longer school day Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel used a back-to-school event Tuesday to once again push for a longer school day, an issue likely to be raised during negotiations over the school board's vote to rescind the 4 percent annual raise promised teachers and other union...
Brizard to hire schools portfolio officer. Bill Gerstein, a former school principal who is now leading the family and community engagement effort, says there’s anxiety among the members about whether their work will be respected.
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CPS Preserving Safe Passage CNC: CPS spent $8.4 million on Safe Passage during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the district’s budget figures. The district budgeted $16.6 million for Culture of Calm in the last school year. Last year, the district allocated $15 million for the mentoring programs.
Apollo Group to acquire Carnegie Learning for $75M eSchool News: Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor software, used by districts such as Chicago Public Schools, follows students' actions within the software to determine each student's strategy in solving a problem.
Program wants to get CPS student 'Fit to Learn' WGN: Your kids may not be ready for the school year to start, but local teachers sure are. They've spent part of the summer in the classroom getting tips on how to keep your kids smart and healthy this school year.
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