Today's big education news is that CPS is cancelling the planned community meeting on Monday that was supposed to be a time to answer parent and community questions about the contract negotiations. While embarrassing in the short term, it seems like a smart move to me. In other news, Catalyst reports that five more CPS high schools are slated to be transformed with federal funding -- and that CPS itself will be the schools' "external partner." What'd I miss? Put it in comments.
CPS to parents: Hold the phone on those informational meetings we promised Sun Times: Chicago Public School officials revealed Wednesday that they are postponing the parent meetings because they now realize they can’t fully answer parent questions until closed-door sessions with a fact-finder conclude in mid-July.
CPS cancels informational meeting on contract negotiations with CTU Tribune: After teachers in Chicago voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike authorization vote,Chicago Public Schools decided to take their position on contract ...
District postpones parent meeting on bargaining Catalyst: CPS spokeswoman Robyn Ziegler said Wednesday morning the district would reschedule the meeting after a three-member fact-finding panel issues a recommended settlement in mid-July – probably for sometime in August.
CPS seeks to "transform" five high schools Catalyst: At its meeting Thursday, the Illinois State Board of Education will vote on school improvement grants to do transformation for Washington High, Clemente Community Academy, Bowen Environmental Studies High School, Bogan High and Al Raby High. Outside of Chicago, East St. Louis Senior High and Cahokia High also are up for grants...In an unusual set-up, CPS’ Office of School Improvement is an approved outside vendor and all the transformation schools on tap are slated to partner with the office.
Student discipline: On when to suspend WBEZ: For many students, a suspension can mean the end of their educational career. One Chicago group is trying to change that.
5 finalists for Washoe Schools supe announced KTNV Las Vegas: Administrator Judy Peppler of the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, N.C., andChicago Public Schools administrator Harrison Peters also made the ...
Best Public School Parents Reader: TIE: KENWOOD-OAKLAND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, RAISE YOUR HAND COALITION, AND PARENTS IN BEVERLY, AND MOUNT GREENWOOD
We're number worst! Mike Klonsky: Illinois gets a solid F grade and is rated number one worst of all 50 states when it comes to inequitable funding. This according to the Second Edition of the National Report Card on public school funding.