Today's news includes a story from WBEZ about how the new CPS report cards don't actually include ISAT scores or ratings. Much was made about how transparent and accountable the new report card system was going to be. Seems hard to do that without including key test score information. Plus other news.
School report cards don't report ISAT scores WBEZ: Chicago is handing out new report cards to each of its schools. The grades are meant to spark discussion between parents and schools about how to improve.
Teachers' union finally draws blood in fight over longer school day, year Crain's: CTU makes a pretty good case that the questionnaire gets into forbidden territory that, intentionally or not, approaches union-busting.There's no reason to ask such a question unless your real intention is to build a workforce that will defect from hard-line union leaders.
Union to announce deal with CPS on longer school day Tribune: The Chicago Teachers Union has called a news conference at noon Friday to discuss details of an agreement reached with Chicago Public Schools over the longer school day issue.
Youth Homelessness on the Rise in Chicago CNC: More than 10,000 homeless students are enrolled in Chicago’s classrooms this fall, a 16 percent increase over last year and a record high, according to Chicago Public Schools data for September.
CTU and CPS Agree on Longer School Day Fox: The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have reached an agreement on a longer school day.
Humboldt Park youth become community change-makers through Stay in School ... Medill Reports: Of the 330 seniors who participated in the program last year, 93 percent graduated from high school, compared to the Chicago Public Schools graduation rate of 58.3 percent.
Lindblom Selective Enrollment HS and Academic Centerd cpsobsessed: Since Lindblom (SE high school and AC) was noted for their strong rise in the Sun Times’ new High School ranking AND because the principal is a reader and poster here, I figured they’re a good candidate to go first.
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