Today's news: Lewis yelled (and may have sworn) back at the Mayor. But she and Brizard kept it calm at their debate last night:
Brizard, Lewis talk education WBEZ: They began so cordially, it was hard to tell they’ve been at war over a longer school day.
Heads of CPS, teachers union debate Tribune: The two sides waging a public tug of war over the future of Chicago Public Schools playfully sparred Tuesday night in a live debate over contentious issues including a longer school day and teacher pay and evaluations.
2 more schools opt for longer days Tribune: Two more public schools in Chicago decided Tuesday to break union ranks and approve longer days.
The Chicago School-Day Length Debate, and Other Models Chicago Mag: Here's a long look at the difficulties of getting good information, and a look at the Japanese and KIPP approaches to the school day and year.
Lewis Implies She Swore at Rahm Emanuel Fox: It now appears there was foul language on both sides during a private meeting between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the president of the Chicago Teachers Union. "I did not, um, I did not take it. Let's put it that way," said Lewis when asked if she cursed back.
Activist demands apology from Emanuel for alleged obscenity ABC7: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a comment to her that included an obscenity during a heated discussion over lengthening the day at Chicago public schools.
Teachers union: Pattern longer CPS day after Emanuel kids’ school Sun Times: Using the elite private school where Mayor Rahm Emanuel now sends his kids as a starting point, Chicago Teachers Union officials have crafted a proposed schedule that adds 75 minutes to the typical public elementary school student’s day.
Teachers at Northwest Side elementary approve longer school day Sun Times: A Northwest Side elementary school became the sixth Chicago Public School where teachers have approved a waiver that would add 90 minutes to the school day.
City Enacting New Preschool Health Goals CNC: Beginning in November, the city’s Department of Public Health will require children who attend preschool or day care centers in Chicago to spend less time in front of television or computer screens and more time participating in physical activity.
Washington Park charter school gets 'turnaround,' other campuses change management hands Catalyst: Five CICS campuses changed managerial hands from American Quality Schools to Distinctive Schools (another nonprofit) and Victory Education Partners.
CPS could get $609 million under jobs bill Tribune: CPS the nation's third largest school district--stands to gain $609 million in federal dollars to rebuild and modernize schools as part of the American Jobs bill headed to Congress.
New Trier grads find themselves competitors for NBC reality show Tribune: When she became the pre-kindergarten teacher at New Athens Elementary School last year, Alyssa Reppell not only took on the pressure of teaching all those little kids, she also ultimately is responsible for Uno, the 15-year-old class goldfish.
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