Today's education news is that CPS wants to install an IB at Hyde Park Career Academy, some updates on the budget process, and that everyone wants to know what's going to be in the arbiter's report (and whether the report findings will make any real difference). I would be pleasantly surprised -- Supreme Court upholding Obamacare-surprised -- if the report recommendations are acceptable to either or both sides, but I've been surprised before. Most likely, the report becomes part of the process of negotiations, another data point contributing to the public and private processes. Brace for a reality check Chicago Tribune: Monday marks a critical moment for the future of Chicago Public Schools. Independent arbitrator Edwin Benn faces that deadline to produce his recommendations to break the contract impasse between the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS management... Independent arbitrator Edwin Benn faces that deadline to produce his recommendations to break the contract impasse between the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS management. His recommendations aren't binding. They may not even become public ...
Hyde Park Career Academy to become an IB school Chicago Sun-Times: Hyde Park joins Clemente Community Academy, Senn High School and the new Back of the Yards High School scheduled to open in 2013 as the only “wall-to-wall” IB high schools in theChicago Public Schools. One more is scheduled to be announced.
Maligned CPS Budget Proposal Might Not Be Final Version Progress Illinois: They have each slammed the Chicago Public Schools for proposing a budget that drains the system's entire $349 million rainy day fund. The widespread disapproval raises the question of whether the Board of Education, which is appointed by Mayor Rahm ...
Plenty Of Criticism, Little Support For CPS Budget Plan At Public Hearing CBS2: The Chicago Public Schools' chief operating officer heard a litany of complaints and accusations Wednesday night, during a 2-1/2 hour hearing on the board's proposed $5.16 billion budget.
Girl says 13-year-old friend shielded her from gunfire on porch Sun Times: Daneysi Valdovinos believes her 13-year-old friend Rony Monzon was trying to protect her. When a gunman ran up to their Southwest Side porch, Rony stood up in front of Daneysi. He wound up taking six shots. “He took the bullets,” Daneysi said. “They would have hit me in the head, but he stood up in front of me and they hit him instead.”
Legislative Scholarships Put To Bed Progress IL: The program costs the state about $13 million a year, with 33 of 59 state senators and 67 of 118 state representatives participating last year, according to state Board of Education data.
School District: Race to the Top money not worth the effort Las Vegas Sun: The cash-strapped Clark County School District is expected to forgo a pursuit of millions of dollars in federal grant money because it has too many strings attached... The School District doesn’t seem too interested in participating in what one School Board member likened to “mud-wrestling.”