Today's news is dominated by the news that CPS is cutting another 200 spots from the Chief Education office. Anyone have a list of spots or people? Sometimes these cuts are just cutting empty positions, which isn't the same as actually moving folks out.
Chicago Public Schools to cut 200 jobs WBEZ: Although the jobs represent a 25 percent reduction in staff for the department, a budget approved in August calls for another $90 million in cuts for all departments through layoffs, eliminating vacant positions, program reduction and streamlining curriculum.
Chicago Public Schools to cut 200 office jobs to save $16 million Sun Times: At least 200 jobs are being trimmed out of the Chicago Public School bureaucracy, for a savings of $16 million — leaving only $44 million in promised cuts to go, CPS officials said Thursday.
Chicago Public Schools say 200 jobs eliminated Tribune: The Chicago Public Schools has announced the elimination of 200 positions in the chief education office, which will result in a savings of $16 million. Although the jobs represent a 25 percent reduction in staff for the department, a budget approved...
No Child Left Behind Waivers Announced CNC: In a move that could give Illinois more flexibility over how it holds schools accountable, the Obama administration announced Thursday that it will waive key portions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act for states that commit to certain reform efforts.
CPS School is Last Working Chicago Farm Fox: The Chicago High School for Agricultural Science does work its students like farmers - raising chickens, cows and crops.
UNO Soccer Academy Opening Draws Crowd Southwest News-Herald: The new school is part of UNO's program to address overcrowded Chicago Public Schools, primarily in neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations.
Chicago health charter school opens at new center Tribune: Chicago's first public charter school focusing on health sciences careers has embarked on its first year in a new $24 million building on the city's Southwest Side.