Emanuel At Back Of The Yards High

Today's news is about the strike vote -- did it take place because of Emanuel's aggressiveness? -- and about the new IB program at the new BOTY high school slated to open a year from this fall.  In previous posts and comments, readers debate the appropriateness of robo-calls, whether CTU has enough money to fight a PR battle against SB7 supporters, and things of that nature.  Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Library in new Back of the Yards H.S. to be open to public Sun Times: The new Back of the Yards High School will house a new community library — marking the start of what could be a groundbreaking partnership between the Chicago Public Schools and a public library system that has faced deep cuts.

Back of the Yards High gets IB program, neighborhood library Catalyst:  Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday afternoon that Back of the Yards High School, slated to open in fall 2013, will offer a “wall-to-wall” International Baccalaureate program and house a neighborhood library branch in its building.

Emanuel defends tough schools stance after Chicago teachers strike vote Tribune:  "Did it backfire at all? I don't consider anything, as long as we're achieving what we're supposed to be achieving for our kids," Emanuel said.

Ka-boom! Teachers destroy barrier to a strike Tribune: Credit to the Chicago Teachers Union — in my imaginary cartoon, its initials are on the largest fragment of the bomb that destroyed the anti-strike wall — for recognizing and taking advantage of that loophole.

Chicago teachers vote for strike in battle over pay, longer school days MSNBC: Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union, which represents 25000 members, say the vote gives the union the legal authority to call a strike in the fall and provides "added leverage" in negotiations with the city.

How Much Do Chicago Public School Teachers Make? CBS2:  A day after Chicago Public Schools’ teachers overwhelmingly authorized a strike, CBS 2 wanted to know how much the average teacher earns. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov found out, it depends on who you ask.

Both Sides Say They Want Resolution Before Teacher Strike Could Happen CBS2:  More than 90 percent of teachers in the Chicago Public Schools voted to authorize a strike this week, in a move that the Chicago Teachers Union believes will provide a leg up in negotiations starting next month.

Anti-violence effort for kids received funding cuts since last year Tribune: After the beating death of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert in 2009, Chicago Public Schoolsdesigned a program that used statistics to identify the students most at risk of violence and then arranged for those students to get intensive ...



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  • Apparently Karen Lewis's interview on WLS-AM that "this is only a bargaining position" and "just raise income taxes on the wealthy" wasn't newsworthy enough for here.

  • sorry i missed the WLS segment -- feel free to post the link --
    meantime here's a story about the murder of young Gage Park graduate who'd been in Huberman-era mentoring program - Tribune http://ow.ly/byCEC

  • In reply to Alexander Russo:

    I suppose you can go to wlsam.com and put Karen Lewis in the search box, in which case you'll find it.

  • Why I would’ve been in the 90% of those teachers - Chicago Sun-Times http://ow.ly/byFGO

  • New Back of the Yards High School Slated for IB Curriculum, will Host Neighborhood Library | THE GATE Newspaper http://ow.ly/byHaw

  • Sun Times editors shut down comments on Emanuel strike story due to racist and inflammatory language http://ow.ly/bz5mv

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