Whom To Vote For (Or Against)?

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.

OTHER NEWS

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.

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  • voting is open until 7 "Parents, teachers, community members & students all over the US would love to have what we have here." @pureparents http://ow.ly/amUa0

  • "66. chicagodad | April 18, 2012 at 9:45 am / I too was appalled to hear of robocalls for LSC elections, and from a Nevada phone #??????? There has got to be a way to ban this, as this is absolutely NOT THE WAY WE WANT LSC’s TO GO!!! Almost sorry for caps but this is just so wrong! An interesting question is how did the caller/organization get the list of those that were called and what was that list? Hopefully time will tell."

    What's up with LSC election robo calls? Anyone know?

  • Pure is wrong--40 votes at our school--5:30am to 7PM and we paid judges bought them 3 meals--really. No one--NO-ONE in the USA is following this 'example'. We got LSCs and with that mayoral control.
    Waste of time and money unless a 'pure' person can get her kid in WYHS with a deal from duncan.

  • Some Elem Schools Provide LSC Results – But Not All | Roscoe View Journal http://ow.ly/aoKbV

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    In reply to Alexander Russo:

    Alex, the competing site to CSJ/RVJ, The Welles Park Bulldog, has finished putting its result up. I think we covered more schools than CSJ. We just had a better ground game to get those results.

    Still, the point is taken that CPS does not make this an easy process.

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