Today's big news from yesterday's Board meeting is the $130 million in new/reallocated funding that schools (principals) will get to control on their own. Not enough, obviously, and probably not new money. We're still waiting on the cuts, too.
Schools to get millions in flexible funds to cope with longer day Sun Times: Chicago Public Schools next year will receive $130 million more in discretionary funds to help officials fill a longer school day and meet higher instructional standards, officials said at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
CPS says $130 million more in principal discretion funds, but few details on cuts to come Tribune: Chicago Public Schools chief administrative officer Tim Cawley said Wednesday that the district plans to redirect $130 million in funds to principals to use at their discretion as they add a longer school day next year.
CPS plans to shift cash, give principals spending power Catalyst: Over the next few days, principals will be given their school budgets and will find that they have more decision-making power and more money to spend on instruction. But there’s a catch: Their budgets may include less money for other expenses.
School board lectures parents on politics WBEZ: Chicago parents who complain the school board doesn’t listen to them got a lecture on politics Wednesday.
Comings & Goings: Bowman, principals Catalyst: Barbara Bowman, Melissa Zaikos, Kenneth Fitzner, Renee Mackin, Donica Glass, Consuella Brown.
Bowman stepping down as head of CPS' early childhood program Tribune: Barbara Bowman, chief of Chicago Public Schools'early childhood program and mother of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, is stepping down from the district. At the Chicago Board of Education's monthly meeting Wednesday, Bowman, 83, was read a...
Local School Takes Time Out to Help Others Over Break ChicagoTalks: Chicago Hope Academy — a private school on the city’s South Side — took students to Ensenada, Mexico, last month to help rebuild homes for three families.
Parent forum at DePaul May 2 Julie Woestehoff: Please plan to attend a great parent forum put together by the DePaul College of Education featuring yours truly and several other local parent leaders.