Hoping to regain footing with a quick replacement of Donoso, CPS and City Hall instead are getting slammed by former Mayor Daley on the school length of day issue. Guess he was sick of being reminded that his CTU contracts were so wimpy.
DALEY STRIKES BACK
Daley: Longer school day isn’t the answer Sun Times: Lengthening the school day at Chicago public schools is a key part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s agenda, but his predecessor doesn’t think it’s the answer to providing a better education. “At first I thought it was, but I don’t think so,” former Mayor Richard M. Daley said in an interview Monday night on WLS-Channel 7 News.
CPS names interim chief education officer Sun Times: A national education consultant who helped lead reform efforts in Detroit, Cleveland and New York City has been tapped as “interim” chief education officer in Chicago, officials said Monday. Barbara Byrd-Bennett will serve as “chief education advisor” until May 31, when she will take over as “interim’’ chief education officer for Noemi Donoso, officials said.
CPS names an interim to replace Noemi Donoso Tribune: Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that Barbara Byrd Bennett, a national education consultant, will take over as the district's chief education officer on an interim basis. Bennett, who is not based in Chicago, will replace Noemi Donoso, who..
Former Cleveland schools leader named interim chief ed officer Catalyst: Brizard was able to tap Bennett quickly because he knew her professionally, Carroll says. Brizard turned to Mascitti-Miller as someone he knew and trusted. Before leaving Rochester, he hired her as his deputy superintendent of teaching and learning. In that role, she helped write curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Is Illinois still a 'union-friendly' state? WBEZ: While Illinois is considered a union-friendly state, unions have been taking it to the chin lately, sometimes from the very Democrats who they helped get elected.
Chicago's Kennedy-King College among winners of federal grants WBEZ: A City College of Chicago campus is among 14 winners nationwide of a federal education grant to improve science and engineering.Kennedy-King College on Chicago's South Side will receive $250,000.The money comes from the U.S.
Lawsuit: School Failed To Stop Violent Bully CBS: A local elementary school student’s father is suing Chicago Public Schools because, he says, faculty failed to keep his son safe from a bully.
Chicago-Area Schoolkids are the Second-Most Economically Segregated in the Country Chicago Magazine: A new study looks at housing, income, zoning and school performance across the country's biggest metropolitan areas. Chicago isn't much of an outlier, except when it comes to one category in particular.
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