AM News: The call for a longer day and the expansion of recess seem to be the top stories of the day, along with questions surrounding the idea of a tax increase to help CPS fill its budget hole. Check it all out below.
Leaders Call for Longer School Day Fox: They hope to convince Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of Chicago Public Schools and other leaders that the school day must be lengthened to keep children off the streets and give them an edge in a competative global economy.
CPS promises longer school day this year Tribune: "It's very much on the table," said Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Becky Carroll. Representatives of the Chicago Teachers Union and the district are in negotiations over rescinded annual pay raises for teachers.
Recess mandatory by fall 2012 WBEZ: Currently, individual schools can choose whether to set aside time for recess. CEO Jean-Claude Brizard says playtime is important for students.
Aldermen not warming up to proposed school property tax hike Sun Times: Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration tried Monday to persuade aldermen to swallow a $150 million property tax increase for the Chicago Public Schools, but it was a tough sell.
Planned tax increase for CPS a tough sell Southtown Star: Jean-Claude Brizard rings ceremonial bell to start the new school year at William Rainey Harper High School, 6520 S. Wood Street, Monday, August 8, 2011. | John H. White~Sun-Times. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration ..
CPS' Jean-Claude Brizard defends tax hike Tribune: Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard on Monday defended the district's proposal to increase property taxes.
Brizard talks taxes days after CPS budget revealed ABC7: Days after releasing the 2012 budget, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard spoke for the first time about the plan that calls for a property tax increase.
Homelessness Non-Profit's "Lofty" Goal: School Supplies For 200 Students Progress IL: It seems that CPS is always in the news for one thing or another, but not enough is said about the disadvantaged students.
Austin Polytech creating healthy futures Austin Talks: Austin Polytech is a work in progress representing a distinctive public/private partnership that is beginning to effectively link a growing advanced manufacturing sector in Chicago to a West Side community and to Chicago Public Schools.
Three teens charged in fatal Rogers Park shooting Sun Times: Three teenage boys were charged Monday afternoon with the gang-related murder of a 23-year-old man in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.
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