Today's news is all about how the first day went -- perfectly, far as the newspapers have it, though I know that's probably not entirely true. Plus lots of reactions to the three schools that waived the schedule, and coverage of the opening of a few new schools:
Emanuel Expands Push for Longer School Day CNC: CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said the roughly 60 teachers at the three schools that approved a longer day do not represent the overall sentiment of CPS teachers.
Cash incentives will continue for schools moving to longer day WBEZ: Chicago’s public school district will keep offering cash incentives to teachers and schools that add 90 minutes of class time to their school day.
Despite first-day jitters, a smooth start at Perez Elementary School Sun Times: Manuel Perez, Jr. Elementary School Principal Vicky Kleros stands outside on the first of school for Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.
Mayor visits 3 schools that voted for longer school day Sun Times: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday morning visited the three Chicago Public Schools where teachers last week voted in favor of a controversial proposal to add 90 minutes to the school day this year.
Emanuel urges parents to demand longer school day Sun Times: Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on parents Tuesday in his quest for a longer school day, saying they should demand the extra hours teachers already approved outside the Chicago Teachers Union contract at STEM Magnet Academy and two other schools.
Photos: New Catholic school opens Sun Times: Old St. Mary’s School welcomed over 260 students to their new school building Tuesday, September 6, 2011. …
Teachers union accuses CPS of emotional blackmail over longer school day" Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard raised the stakes Tuesday in their effort to add 90 minutes to Chicago's school day by offering financial incentives to all elementary schools that adopt the plan even as negotiations with the Chicago...
Language immersion program encourages participants to dive in headfirst Tribune: The summer before Leslie Lancry went off to college in 1986, she transformed the backyard and basement of her Winnetka home into her very own French language immersion school.
New Haitian high school named in Chicagoan’s honor Last year’s massive earthquake in Haiti killed Chicagoan Andrew Grene, but his identical twin made sure his brother’s hope for the country lives on in a Port-au-Prince high school named in his honor.
Illinois top earners rake in overtime Statehouse News: Wood is joined by Robert Stanley Rupnik, chief investment officer for the Illinois Teachers’ RetirementSystem, or TRS, as some of the state’s highest paid employees in 2010.