Today's news is all about the LSC deadline extension but you knew about that already (see previous post) and probably don't care (sorry!), so let's focus instead on the new evaluation of the TAP program in Chicago that just came out and is covered in this EdWeek story. As you may recall, then-CEO Duncan funded the program through TIF, but the implementation (and the grant money) was slow, and the folks who run TAP programs nationally abandoned the Chicago effort after three years. Basically, a hot mess. "The program can be credited with improved retention outcomes for some of its schools, but it did not have a noticeable positive impact on student achievement over the four-year rollout in Chicago." Anyone out there participate in the effort want to tell us about their experience?
Deadline extension for local school councils Tribune: With too few candidates signed up for local school council elections, Chicago Public Schools has extended the filing deadline two weeks. The district announced Wednesday that it will delay until March 23 the deadline for applicants to declare candidacy,...
Deadline extended to run for local school councils Catalyst: Faced with a dearth of candidates, CPS has for the second time extended the deadline to register to run in next month’s local school council elections. Candidates now have until March 23rd to file. So far, only 2,060 candidates have been recruited for more than 6,800 open seats in the April 18th elections.
Local school council candidacy deadline extended Sun Times: So far, more than 2,060 candidates have agreed to run — more than at this point in the last election — but more than 6,800 are needed, district officials said.
School lunch programs in Illinois are part of federal anti-fraud effort Tribune:Illinois will be part of a six-state pilot program next school year aimed at reducing instances of fraud in the nation's free and reduced school lunch program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
To outsiders, a South Side march to end violence still emphasizes violence Medill Reports: The Rev. Michael Pfleger’s anti-violence march on Sunday was intended to tell Auburn-Gresham gang members the neighborhood won’t tolerate more shootings. But it may have told North Side residents a different story.