Other news includes back to school efforts, concussion prevention policies, more help for undocumented students, and leftover news from last week about funding magnets and full-day kindergarten (though Catalyst's Sarah Karp notes that the funding and the kindergarten spots aren't new and aren't coming from the central office).
1st Day of School for Charter Students: Monday is the first day of school for thousands of Chicago charter school students.
Quinn to sign bill that will help undocumented college students: Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday is planning to sign into law a bill that will set up a college scholarship fund for children of immigrants, legal or not.
CPS names some chiefs of schools: Chicago Public Schools this week announced a restructuring of middle managers or the "mini-superintendents" who now will be called chiefs of schools.
Volunteers Promote School Attendance: Not going to school is not an option and dozens of volunteers including the Fox Chicago team hit the pavement in Englewood to help get that message out.
Teach for America Trains New Teachers: Here in Chicago, 400 smart people just finished a boot camp of sorts, with one goal in mind: closing the achievement gap.
CPS Giving More Money to Magnet Schools: Chicago Public Schools are putting more money into magnet schools and all-day kindergarten.
New high-performing school seats added: Chicago Public Schools will be increasing the number of high-performing school slots by 2300, CEO Jean-Claude Brizard announced in a school board meeting earlier this week. The advanced academic programs are.
Concussions: CPS changes policy for dealing with head injuries: The injured student will be taken off the field and cannot return until getting the all-clear from a physician or a certified athletic trainer.