Young folks -- including some current and former CPS students -- are lining up at Navy Pier for the deportation deferral program. CPS teacher Ray Salazar has some of the details. Plus: Oak Park is going IB for its middle schools. Klonsky, CPSObsessed (she's back!) and Zorn have things to say about longer day, the contract talks, etc. Deferred action for young people begins August 15 Ray Salazar (The White Rhino): If we believe in the American Dream, we need to believe in the partial immigration reform that President Obama passed earlier this summer.
Oak Park middle schools to adopt international curriculum WBEZ: Emanuel is pushing for an increase in IB at Chicago Public Schools. There are 12 high schools in Chicago that have an IB program and the mayor plans to add more. Earlier this summer he announced that Senn High School, Clemente High School and the ...
Eric Zorn article on the longer day cpsobsessed: Like Karen Lewis, who is mentioned at the end of the article, I tend to think “it’ll all work out.” Eric seems more skeptical and he’s compiled some numbers to make his case, which I love.
A strike is avoidable if Rahm "finds" the money Mike Klonsky:>Rahm/Brizard have already folded in their attempt to force CPS teachers to work a longer day and year without additional pay. But a settlement in contract negotiations is still problematic and a teachers strike is still possible, especially if Rahm keeps claiming that there's no money for teacher pay increases.
Emanuel touts ‘real good progress’ in talks with unions on pension crisis Sun Times: Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he’s making “real good progress” with union leaders whose collaboration he needs to solve the city’s $25 billion pension crisis, and he prodded the Illinois General Assembly to do the same at the state level at a special session this week.
Best Public Schools Chicago Mag: Despite the possibility of a teachers’ strike and other strains on area public schools, the best ones still deliver a terrific education. But which ones are the best? And if they’re within CPS, how do you get your kids into them?
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