Today's biggest news might be that CPS has admitted two schools have said no to the waiver proposal -- or it could be that CTU is suggesting five folks to be on the extended day committee that Lewis said she wouldn't serve on. TGIF. Links below.
Roscoe Village grammar school picks up national award Sun Times: All students at Audubon Elementary in Roscoe Village are learning Spanish, starting in prekindergarten. All kids get at least 10 minutes of recess a day.
Northside Prep, Audubon Elementary named Blue Ribbon Schools Tribune: Two Chicago Public Schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools today by the U.S. Department of Education. Northside College Prep High School, one of the most competitive schools in the city with rigorous admissions requirements, and Audubon Elementary School,...
Principals caught in CTU, CPS longer school day battle ABC7: The Chicago Teachers Union has a proposal that would add 75 minutes to the school day. Chicago public school officials say that's a good sign that a longer day is no longer a question of if, but when and how.
CTU proposes 5 candidates for longer school day panel ABC7: The Chicago Teachers Union has proposed five candidates to serve on the Chicago Public Schools Longer School Day Advisory Panel. Union President Karen Lewis says she won't serve on the committee.
Grades Changed at a CPS School to Help Students Graduate Fox: It's not the first time grade changing allegations have surfaced in the Chicago public schools. Last year CPS's Inspector General found the grades of former Simeon basketball star Derrick Rose and some teammates had been changed to help keep them .
Two schools reject early start for longer school day, CPS says Sun Times: Coleman and Burnham Elementary were “the first” schools in which teachers formally refused to waive the existing teachers contract, by 11-9 and 9-8 margins, respectively, CPS officials said in a news release.
Shiny charter school for the Southwest Side WBEZ: The ultra-modern steel and glass structure stands out in a neighborhood of tidy brick bungalows. There are three levels of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Austin Polytech: Creating Healthy Futures Catalyst: Some of the teachers were given poor evaluations and asked not to return. Some students took disciplined action in support of those teachers and were suspended. We have a new principal—the third as we enter our fifth year.
Chicago Consortium results for schools; Mixed results ChicagoTalks: A study by the University of Chicago released this week is highlighting strengths and weaknesses in Chicago Public Schools.
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