Today's education news: CPS has hired a new person to run special education, the Defender ponders an elected school board, CTU pushes for a comprehensive recall policy. It's a hot summer Friday. What more do you expect?
Chicago schools name new special education chief Sun Times: The Chicago schools system has tapped a Cincinnati educator as the new head of its Office of Special Education and Support at a salary of $170,000.
CPS hires two new department heads Tribune: Chicago Public Schools this week hired a chief special education officer and an employee of the business consultant McKinsey & Co. to lead the district's key reform efforts. Markay Winston, formerly director of Student Services at Cincinnati Public ...
CPS appointments, New Leaders, United Way Catalyst: Todd Babbitz, Markey Winston, Luis Soria, Jennifer Vidis, Nathan Pietrini, Zipporah Hightower, Richard Jones.
Mixed feelings about notion of an elected school board Chicago Defender: Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said Tuesday that an elected school board would be “a disaster for the city” due the possibility of cronyism, nepotism and political agendas of elected officials getting in the way. “That would not be a solution.
History lesson, elected board Catalyst: It is a common misconception that the Chicago mayor acquired the authority to appoint the School Board in 1995. In fact, in Chicago, the mayor has always appointed the School Board, at least during the lifetime of anyone now living.
CTU Pushes For Overall Teacher Recall Policy Progress Illinois: There is no recall plan in place for the 2,000 additional tenured teachers CPS has laid off since 2010. Following the longer school day agreement, CTU is pushing for a recall procedure to handle past and future layoffs as they continue collective bargaining negotiations with CPS.
Former CPS hoops star killed in shooting Sun Times: Haynes, 22, was shot in the chest and lower back near South Vincennes Avenue and West 116th Street, police said. A friend took him to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where he later died
Dold snags Illinois Education Association endorsement Sun Times: Freshman Republican Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) has snagged a rare and important endorsement in his bid to keep his North Shore congressional seat.
Romney in London, high school in the Loop and guns WBEZ: Today on the 3@3, Chicago Journal's Ben Meyerson and Chicago Magazine's Carol Felsenthal join Steve Edwards today to chat up these topics: Carol Fesenthal: Romney says, “London might not be ready for the Olympics” and his “shared Anglo-Saxon heritage/
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