Today's news is that the Board is going to consider extending the extended learning incentives to charter schools at tomorrow's monthly meeting, that Superintendent Brizard gave a speech at the Urban League, and that the CTU and CPS are fighting for the support of the ministers.
Charter Schools Could Get Longer Day Money CNC: Roughly 42 schools will be awarded money under the program, which Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Becky Carroll estimated will cost about $6 million.
CPS may extend longer-day incentives to charter schools Tribune: Chicago Public Schools is considering offering financial incentives to charter schools willing to adopt a longer school day this year.
Two coaches, four students charged in videotaped football hazing Sun Times: Two assistant football coaches and four students at Prosser Career Academy on the Northwest Side have been charged with misdemeanor battery.
Opportunity in CPS Admissions CNC: Magnets and selective-enrollment schools are indeed more integrated than neighborhood schools, but in recent years the racial balance has fluctuated. In the past five years, the proportion of magnet school children who are black has decreased almost 10 percentage points, and the proportion of children in classic schools who are white has risen roughly 9 percentage points.
Chicago Schools CEO weighs in on bullying Sun Times: “How many of you were subject to bullying while you were in school?” Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard raised his hand even if he was the one who posed the question.
Brizard calls racial achievement gap 'unacceptable' Catalyst: CEO Jean-Claude Brizard challenged a Chicago Urban League audience on Monday to become more forceful advocates for better education, in order to close the widening achievement gap between minority and white students in CPS.
Chicago Teachers Union Responds To Protesters Progress IL: The Chicago Teachers Union released a statement in response to a group of religious figures who demonstrated outside of their headquarters in protest of their push back against the Longer School Day Pioneer Program.