Recess is back. Track E is back. CVCS is back. EpiPens are back. Plus Brizard's optimism about a contract agreement, and the interviews he and Karen Lewis did on WTTW last night (see previous post). That's it.
Recess is back at Chicago Public Schools WBEZ: Monday marked the first day of school for about a third of Chicago public school children. It also was the first time many of them experienced recess.
Third of CPS schools roll out longer days Tribune: Students were back at their desks in more than a third of Chicago's public schools Monday, taking on additional classes scheduled to fill the longer school day that created so much tension in teacher contract talks over the summer.
Chicago Virtual Charter School gives students a chance to succeed Examiner.com
However, the court issued a summary judgment in CVCS's favor, dismissing the lawsuit brought by the union that claimed the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) charter was illegal.
Illinois schools get green light to stock EpiPens Tribune: As Chicago Public Schools students return this fall, each building will be outfitted with EpiPens that a nurse can use even if a student doesn't have a previously diagnosed allergy. CPS purchased more than 3700 EpiPens, said Dr. Stephanie Whyte.
Jeremiah Wright: Blacks must stop violence Sun-Times: The audience erupted in applause several times during Wright's speech. The crowd of about 75 people included representatives of the Nation of Islam and Micheal E. Brunson, recording secretary of the Chicago Teachers Union.
'296 Minutes of Work' Doesn't Sum Up Chicago's Teachers EducationNews: Xian Barrett is a teacher of law and Chicago history at Gage Park High School, in Chicago, Illinois, and has a front row seat to the ongoing conflict between the Chicago Public Schools leaders and the Chicago Teachers Union.
Brizard 'optimistic' on deal with teachers 'before Labor Day' Sun-Times: “I don't have that kind of crystal ball,'' countered Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who urged members last week to continue to prepare for a September walkout. “We just have a lot of work to do.''
Four Reasons to Like Occupy Chicago (And Four Reasons to Dislike Them) ChicagoNow:
They became involved in the school closure debate, and are expected to become involved in the Chicago Teachers' Union possible strike this coming year. Flexible Meeting Times- Looking at the twitter feed, Occupy Chicago meets many times after 5 p.m. ..
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