Congrats To 94 CPS Schools

Today's education news:  Honors for 94 schools (congrats!), acceptance letters for SE schools, Brizard speaks downtown.  That's today's news roundup.  Let us know if you get your acceptance letters, or if there's anything else missing, or what you think of the 94 schools identified by the state.

‘High achievement’ test puts 94 CPS schools on 2011 Honor Sun Times: After months of pounding home the message that too many Chicago Public Schools are failing, the system’s CEO Monday celebrated 94 success stories — the Chicago schools that made the 2011 Illinois Honor Roll.

Curriculum Aims To Curb School Conflicts Fox: Playing well with others, it's part of what we learn in kindergarten. But there's growing evidence that it's the most important lesson of all. Character education is an old idea, with a new urgency when we see young people out of control.

Leo Track Running Despite Hurdles CNC: No Chicago public school has an indoor track. But Leo is the only Chicago school to win a state title in track and field in the last 15 years, a championship no Chicago Public Schools team has claimed since 1974.

Texas district embarks on widespread iPad program Ventura County Star:  Chicago Public Schools bought about 10000 iPads and some individual schools in the district have bought more using discretionary funds, but it's far from districtwide. Hundreds of other districts are experimenting with iPads in individual schools.

CPS selective enrollment acceptances mailed out later than planned Tribune:  CPS officials said the letters were initially expected to go out on Friday, but they were delayed awaiting final approval.

What’s your big idea? Daymond John will be listening Sun Times: Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard speaking Tuesday at the Union League Club luncheon. Brizard that same evening will speak at the NABJ’s Education Forum at Columbia College at 6 p.m.


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