The announcement that 5 CPS high schools are going to partner with various tech companies dominates today's news coverage, but I'm not sure what the big fuss is all about. We've seen school-tech company partnerships before, many times, and I'm not sure that many of them have turned into resounding long term successes. This much coverage should include some hard questions about how these new partnerships are different from previous ones & how previous examples have fared, don't you think? Simply announcing the announcement isn't enough for me.
Tech companies partner with Chicago high schools WBEZ: Five Chicago Public High Schools are partnering with technology companies to offer career training in addition to a traditional high school diploma. Students at those schools will also have the chance to take college credit courses through the City Colleges of Chicago.
Chicago establishing technology-focused schools Tribune: Chicago Public Schools, the City of Colleges of Chicago and five technology giants are joining to open six-year high schools that will offer students who graduate an associate degree and the knowledge needed to qualify for technology jobs.
Tech companies welcome plan to open six-year high schools Sun Times: Local tech companies welcomed the city’s plan to create six-year high schools that would award students associate degrees in tech fields when they graduate.
Talk to Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz on the next 'Schools on the Line' WBEZ: Brizard isn’t able to join us this Thursday due to a scheduling conflict, but not to worry: Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz will be here to talk with you and take your calls.
Emanuel: School ‘Turnarounds’ Lead To Better Academic Performance CBS: Mayor Rahm Emanuel says state education officials are proving his point about "turning around" some poorly performing Chicago Public schools.
Child-parent centers to expand Catalyst: The money will fund five new child-parent centers in Chicago, four in Evanston/Skokie District 65, and a total of 14 new locations in Normal School District 5, Milwaukee Public Schools, St. Paul (Minn.) Public Schools, and two other Minnesota districts.
North Side students face tougher admission to selective Chicago high schools Daily Northwestern: Weinberg junior Lauren Cantacessi, who attended Walter Payton, said that in her residential area of Portage Park, it is extremely uncommon to attend selective enrollment high schools or highly selective colleges. Cantacessi said despite her neighborhood falling in Tier 4, inequality still pervades it.
Emergency Plan, Annual Police Consult Required in Every Illinois School Fox: Every school in Illinois is required by law to be prepared for a situation like this. Every school also has to conduct at least one lock down drill a year.