Today's news is a hodge-podge of items, including word that funding for summer school and safety programs is going to be cut compared to previous summers. There's also followup on the robocalls, the negotiations, and the planned IB expansion.
City schools scaling back summer programs, citing lack of federal cash Tribune: With money tight,Chicago Public Schools'summer Safe Haven program will be scaled back and serve fewer students.
Police, CeaseFire and violent crime Tribune: Citizens of neighborhoods plagued by guns don't see violence in Chicago as a "perception" issue. Neither does CeaseFire, which is partnering with the city.
Schools, Churches Partner Up for Summer Program NBC: Chicago Public Schools has teamed up again with sixty local churches for their "Safe Haven, Safe Summer" summer program, CEO of CPS Jean-Claude Brizard announced Wednesday.
CPS refusing to bargain, not CTU Sun-Times (letter): On Tuesday, June 12, the Chicago Sun-Times editorial “Time for CTU to bargain” unfairly depicts the Chicago Teachers Union in its representation of Chicago Public Schools and CTU contract negotiations.
CPS parents complain about robo calls Catalyst: Democrats for Education Reform, Education Reform Now Advocacy Director Jake Breymaier says the phone numbers were purchased from the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association.
Zorn: Teachers' tactic turns tables on reformers Tribune: Teachers secured a strike authorization early in talks against forces that smugly thought they'd outsmarted them. But the victory may be short-lived.
International Baccalaureate Program WTTW: A Chicago Public Schools program that gets students into better colleges and helps them stay there is expanding. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.
Civic Lab plans ‘design hack’ Newstips: Initiated by long-time activist Tom Tresser, Civic Lab aims at operating a storefront “civic hacker space” to hold classes, conduct research projects, and create online tools for civic engagement. It’s needed because while big money floods our elections, citizen anger and alienation is growing, Tresser said.
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