Today's education news: BGA and CTU debate sick days. Rahm's polling numbers. TEACH+PLUS gets more federal funding. Problems with Pilsen principal. Also -- I've been told but haven't confirmed that CPS is still saying it plans on going through with all of the closings this year. Believe it when I see it, but that's what I'm hearing.
Dozens Of Complaints Filed Against Pilsen Principal CBS Local: In a statement CPS said “Chicago Public Schools takes every claim of unsafe and unfair workplace practices seriously and, when appropriate, thoroughly investigates them."
Should teachers be allowed to bank on unused sick days and vacation time? WBEZ: Bob Reed, Director of Programming and Investigations at the Better Government Association, joined Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey to discuss the findings.
Federal funding enriches prep for Chicago teachers Illinois State Magazine: The grant will fund a program aimed at redesigning and fundamentally transforming how teacher education majors are recruited, prepared, inducted, and supported for work in the Chicago Public Schools. This is the third year of a five-year grant.
Race still matters, nonprofit leader says SunTimes: “I know a lot of people don’t like to talk about race. They begin to squirm. ‘We’re living in a post-racial America,’ they say. Well, we’re not,” said the outspoken Christopher.
Chicagoans Happy With Rahm's Job Performance, According To Poll Conducted By Rahm's Office Chicagoist: In a sign that Emanuel is winning the PR battle with the Chicago Teachers Union over a longer school day, 63 percent of those polled said they approve of Emanuel's positions on education and three-fourths of those surveyed are in favor of a longer school day. Via Catalyst
The 10 saltiest foods in the American diet Tribune: When asked if Chicago Public Schools were wise, then, to serve daily processed breaded spicy chicken patties while forbidding CPS cooks and students to ever salt school vegetables, CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden answered with a resounding , no.
Teacher charged with sexually abusing student at Orland Park high school Sun Times: Steven Reynolds of Hinsdale, a substitute teacher and freshman basketball coach at Sandburg High School in Orland Park, has been charged with sexually abusing a 17-year-old student.