Some of today's big education news is the plan for CPS to renew with Chartwell as food vendor, as well as the planned 100 selective enrollment seats at South Shore ICP. There's also a CTU press event later this morning and a WBEZ story about some of the amazing architecture found among CPS buildings. Tomorrow is a Board meeting day, don't forget, and also a big CTU gathering day. Anything else? Let us know in comments or shoot me an email. SE
Selective enrollment program to be added at South Shore International College Prep Tribune: Chicago Public Schools this fall is expected to add 100 new selective enrollment seats at the new South Shore International College Prep, the district said.
CPS renews food vendor contracts Tribune: In a press release Monday, Brizard emphasized the cost savings involved in the new contracts, saying his team was scouring all contracts to identify similar savings. The release on the renewal of Chartwells' contract, which expires June 18, touted $830,000 in savings.
Despite gift-giving, CPS renews vendor contracts AP: Despite giving prohibited gifts to a Chicago Public Schools official, the district has renewed the contracts of its two largest food vendors.
Chicago teachers to respond to contract proposals WLS: Members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) say they plan to air their concerns about contract proposals from the Chicago school board Tuesday.
School closing lawsuit goes to court this week Catalyst: One of two things is likely to happen this week with the lawsuit filed by local school council members trying to stop school closings and turnarounds: It will be dismissed, yet again, or it will get a hearing in court.
Comer Youth Center gets a spotlight Catalyst: Education reporting over the weekend was completely eclipsed by coverage of the NATO meeting in Chicago and the concurrent protests, but there was one bit of news involving students: first lady Michelle Obama showing off the Gary Comer Youth Center on the South Side to the spouses of heads of state.
A look at sprawling Chicago Vocational WBEZ: The massive, 72-year-old school is not only the city's second largest high school building but is Chicago's best large-scale example of Art Moderne architecture. The school is slated to re-open this fall as one of the city's five STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) academies.
Obama to speak at Joplin high school graduation WBEZ: JOPLIN, Mo.— President Barack Obama will speak at the commencement ceremony Monday for graduating seniors whose town was devastated by deadly tornadoes.Obama's remarks in Joplin, Mo. fall on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the tornado that killed 161 people.
State budget proposal details trickle out Chicago Daily Herald: Illinois Senate Democrats outlined some broad state spending goals Friday that would keep school funding intact and pay some of the state’s overdue bills, but with just two weeks until the budget deadline, the biggest questions about how to cut health care for the poor and teachers’ pensions remain unanswered.
School History CPL Blog: The CPS had so many great performances, historic firsts, and school records all over the board at sectionals last Thursday and Friday. There are so many to mention, but I'll talk about just two.