Here online and in the media, reactions to the proposed new schedules have run mostly negative (or at least concerned). Check out the previous post and these newish news items and let us know what you think. Are the new schedules a bad idea, or is this just the usual complaining we've come to know and love? Also, did CPS do its prep work to let the Italians and the Poles know what was coming down the pike? Sure doesn't seem like it.
Italians, Poles fight CPS plan to end Columbus, Pulaski holidays Sun Times: Polish and Italian civic leaders say the proposed change in the Chicago Public Schools calendar to end the Columbus Day and Pulaski Day holidays is “a slap in the face.” And starting Monday they plan to fight back with an old-school ethnic lobbying push aimed to get Mayor Rahm Emanuel to change his mind.
CPS adds 10 school days, cuts time for picking up report cards Sun Times: There will be 10 more school days for kids next year under a 180-day calendar proposed Friday for the 2012-13 school year. The calendar axes the Pulaski and Columbus day holidays, and adds a day to the end of the year, among other changes.
State overrides local school board, orders charter school opened in North Chicago WBEZ: Illinois’s top school official has overruled the local school board in suburban North Chicago and ordered a charter school be opened there.
Schools that have filed security plans TribuneL These schools have filed campus emergency operations and violence prevention plans with the Illinois Board of Higher Education or the Illinois Community College Board: Four-year universities and colleges: Aurora University Benedictine University at .
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