Today's miserable excuse for education news coverage is the announcement that CPS has created a new web page about the extended day proposal. Seriously, is that all we're going to talk about all year? It sort of feels like that, though I am sure there's lots else going on, good and bad. How many additional schools do you think will sign onto the waivers this week, and how many over all? My guess is two more this week and maybe 25 or 50 max depending on how long into the first semester they push this thing. Still nothing more than a symbolic victory for Emanuel, though CTU is working hard to make it into their own defeat.
Chicago Public Schools system launches longer school day website Sun Times: In the latest publicity move surrounding the longer school day touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, www.cps.edu/longerday also will serve as a resource of information on the Longer School Day Pioneer Pilot.
CPS to launch website for input on longer school day Tribune: Chicago Public Schools is launching a new website to get citywide input on how to implement a longer school day. District officials are inviting parents, students and teachers to e-mail their ideas.
CPS leaders quarrel over schools Columbia Chronicle: Hundreds of people crowded into an auditorium to watch what they thought would be a boxing match between the leaders on opposite sides of the.
Lawsuit: Student Lost Vision In Chemistry Demo Gone Awry Huffington Post: The mother of a 16-year-old southwest suburban high school student who lost his left eye during a chemistry demonstration has filed a lawsuit against the teacher she claims is responsible.