Today is the first of two LSC election days, as well as report card pickup day, which makes this the best or worst week of school depending on your perspective (teacher, parent, student) and I suppose your grades. Check out the endorsements from CPSobsessed and tell us who we should vote for at your school (canddate list here, CPS app here).
LSC Elections – Final Plugs cpsobsessed: Two groups I am supporting if you happen to live in the area: Waters Elementary: Terri Versace, Christine Weldon. Amundsen High Schoo: Jeff Newman, Michael Cohen (husband of Wendy from RYH).
CPS Report Card Pick-Up Days CPS: During their visits, parents go to their children’s classrooms, receive report cards, talk with teachers about how their students are doing, and learn whether or not their students are on track for their grade level. They also can discuss whether any academic interventions are necessary.
Racist Facebook post on Cicero school board member’s page Sun Times: It was the end of the work week when an outrageous variation on the typical TGIF expression appeared on the Facebook page of a Cicero school board member.
Supplies for Dreams launches new program to help CPS students Daily Northwestern: Four years ago, Weinberg senior Hiro Kawashima said he recognized an educational disparity between the North Shore and the Chicago Public Schools and decided he wanted to do something about it. To combat the discrepancies, ...
CPS principals plan for longer school day, budget constraints Tribune: Changes to the length of next year's school day, a continuing budget deficit and ongoing teacher contract talks are providing a challenge for Chicago Public Schools principals as they prepare for next fall, several school leaders said.
Chicago Students Track Bus Arrival before Stepping Outside T.H.E. Journal: The monitors were put in place by Chicago Public Schools in 35 schools located in neighborhoods with high levels of street crime. The displays show real-time feeds from the Chicago Transit Authority's Bus Tracker.
New Chicago vehicle sticker unveiled after controversy Clout St: City Clerk Susana Mendoza unveiled a city vehicle sticker with a simple design Tuesday as she sought to move beyond the controversy that erupted when she yanked a teen's winning sticker artwork amid concerns it might contain street gang symbols.
In Illinois, failing high schools improve with federal cash Catalyst: Among the 10 were four Chicago schools: Harper, Marshall and Fenger, managed by the district’s Office of School Improvement; and Phillips, managed by the non-profit Academy for Urban School Leadership. The report found that by the end of the first year of the program: School climate improved, Academics showed mixed progress.