The Tribune compares Richard Daley and Rahm. WBEZ notes that not everyone will be out of school if there's a strike - and some CPS parents have already begun to take notice. See yesterday's news for the discussion about the UNO/ St. Scholastica story.
If teachers strike, 50,000 [charter school] kids will still be in school WBEZ: The Chicago Teachers Union and the school district have an agreement on the longer school day, but the two sides still say they are "far apart” on issues like wages and benefits. If Chicago teachers walk out, there will be 50,000 kids still in school.
Like Richard, like Rahm Chicago Tribune: Daley accommodated the union by shortening the school year by seven days — meaning that even with the longer day teachers would be working the same number of hours over the entire school year. Daley also doubled annual raises for teachers, strengthening his relationship with a union that had staged nine strikes over 20 years before he took office.
Charter group to re-open St. Scholastica as co-ed, public school WBEZ: St. Scholastica is the second all-female, Catholic high school in the last year to not only close, but be replaced by a charter school.Maria High School on the Southwest Side is in the process of phasing out, while an elementary charter school run by Catalyst Schools has moved into the building.
Chicago Vocational, a faded architectural jewel, could shine again under $75 million facelift WBEZ: The sprawling Chicago Vocational Career Academy is in line for a significant renovation that would include a new addition, athletic facilities and demolition of portions of the architecturally-significant campus, according to documents made public last week.
Emanuel says 2013 budget hole will be half as bad as expected Clout St: Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that the city’s estimated budget gap could have topped $700 million, but will be about half that much because of steps his administration has taken.
School district gets new deputy superintendent Las Vegas Review - Journal: Martinez was audit manager at Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers before switching to education as the chief financial officer and budget director of Chicago Public Schools for almost seven years.
5 more men file sex abuse claims against order from Chicago-area high schools Sun Times: Five more men have filed claims in bankruptcy court alleging they were sexually abused as boys while attending Catholic schools operated by the Irish Christian Brothers, according to a Chicago law firm that’s representing the men.
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