Updated: Note in comments news and commentary about the proposed expansion of IB programs in CPS that was announced Friday. Or just click here: WBEZ, NBC, City Hall, Consortium study, Tribune, Sun Times (got it first, I think).It's Friday and in the news they're still talking about the primaries -- but also about the LSC deadline (today), the statehouse debate over Noble Street and its system of fining students. Meanwhile, weather-wise, it's summer already.
The in box. 24 hours and too close to call Fred Klonsky: Nearly 24 hours after polls closed in Illinois’ Democratic primary election, the race between incumbent Rep. Toni Berrios and insurgent progressive candidate Will Guzzardi in the 39th State Representative District remained too close to call.
Crowdsourcing the Lobby Effort School Tech Connect: My hypothesis is that in that particular district, the margin could have been covered by people who work in schools but didn't have a clue about who was the real education candidate.
LSC Deadline is Friday 3/23. Does your school have candidates? CPS Obsessed: I know someone mentioned that it is “just once a month – no big deal.” Keep in mind that members need something like 8 hours of training. That takes time. If your school is going through a principal contract renewal or anything where you may want to survey the school, that takes extra time.
Local School Council Race Lacking Candidates, Friday Deadline To Register Chicago Talks: State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) recently introduced legislation that would provide merit pay to LSC members, using lottery money to fund the idea, as a means to get more participation in the councils.
Lawmakers praise Noble Street, but vote against charter's fines Catalyst: Noble Street Network of Charter Schools Superintendent Michael Milkie brought a busload of students with him to a Senate Education Committee hearing at the Capitol in Springfield on Wednesday. The affection those students had for Milkie was obvious.
Education activists call Emmet Elementary's play yard, field house a safety hazard AustinTalks: Representatives from the Chicago Teachers Union made an appearance and voiced concerns about the learning conditions at Emmet and other Chicago schools.
Comings & Goings: CASEL, Burnham Park Network Catalyst: Paul Goren, Jennifer Schneider, John Price, Marvin Hoffman
Vallas: Study Vindicates Rigorous International Baccalaureate Program CBS2: Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says new research from the University of Chicago vindicates a program he instituted that had many doubters.
Lincoln Square - your kids' education depends on it ChicagoNow: You don’t have to live in the suburbs to send your kids to the best schools when you land in Lincoln Square. This traditional Western European neighborhood in Chicago’s North Side is the home of many fine schools, teaming up to promote your family and children’s’ success.
Suburban school districts have board members' relatives on payroll Tribune: Chicago-area school boards are spending millions of public dollars employing board members' relatives, a practice exacerbated by weak laws, little oversight and limited disclosure about who gets jobs.
CPS going after freebie firms Sun Times: The mayor is equally adamant that the companies that gave those gifts — Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality and Preferred Meals Systems — pay a price for alleged transgressions uncovered …
The Dangers of Growing Up Black Chicago Tonight: In the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing by a neighborhood crime watch volunteer in Florida, we examine the "talk" African-American parents give to their kids to keep them safe.
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