Today's news includes a variety strike followup items (schedules, sports), plus a couple of looks at the coming wave of charter schools, plus a few tidbits from NBC News' Education Nation summit being held in New York City, where a CPS teacher and LSNA parent mentor are among the panelists. There are also commentaries penned by Lewis (in the Wall Street Journal) and Emanuel (in the Tribune).
Chicago teachers set date to vote on contract WGN News: Chicago teachers have set a date to vote on their new contract.
It’s the teachers in a squeaker Zorn: If we must score this strike like a game, as the question implies, then I give the W to the teachers. At the very least, the CTU beat the point spread.
A Gold Star for the Chicago Teachers Strike Wall Street Journal (Lewis and Weingarten): Nearly nine out of 10 students in Chicago Public Schools live in poverty, a shameful fact that so-called reformers too often ignore, yet most schools lack even one full-time nurse or social worker. The district has made cuts where it shouldn't (in art, music, .
What will Chicago Public Schools calendar be next year? Sun Times: Talks that resolved the first Chicago Teachers Union strike in 25 years last week now leave parents wondering which calendar will win out.
How contract affects teachers' pocketbooks Chicago Tribune: As the drama over the Chicago's teacher contract unfolded, district and union officials cited base salary increases amounting to 2 or 3 percent per year.
Some Chicago Public League football games won't be rescheduled WBEZ: Chicago Public League high school football teams were barred from the field during last week's teachers strike, but that didn't stop most players from getting some practice in.
Emanuel's push for more charter schools is in full swing Chicago Tribune: Chicago Public Schools officials expect about 53,000 of the district's roughly 400,000 students will attend charter schools this year, and the number of charters will increase to more than 100. The city is aiming to add 60 charter schools in the next five years.
Charter schools: Closing the gap for Latinos? NBC: With the recent Chicago Public Schools teachers strike, the issue of charter schools has become even more controversial, particularly within the Latino community.
Don't shy away from reforming Chicago schools Tribune (Emanuel): We are on our way to having 12 turnarounds and 14 academies so CPS has the capacity to transform 10 failing schools a year. The teachers union should join us in turning these failing schools around.
Latino parents break down barriers in Chicago schools NBC Latino: Everything changed when Barrera became a parent mentor at her son's school through the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), a Chicago-based community group that breaks down the barriers between parents and schools by placing parents.
Emanuel moves on to the next union negotiations WBEZ: Rahm's next round of negotiations, Rep. Joe Walsh justifies his bigotry and a man in Austin lynches a chair.
Comings & Goings: Johnson, Regenstein, Kelleher Catalyst: Katelyn Johnson, Elliot Regenstein, Maureen Kelleher, Jones College Prep High and Lane Technical High.
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