Is Wacker Elementary under-enrolled? Well, then how about CVCA? Not really 140 schools half-empty, as CPS says? Well then how about 37 , which is ILRYH's new number? These are the things that they're arguing about online and at the Utilization Commission hearings, of which there are four more over the next couple of weeks. At least we're talking about specific schools, now.
School closing meeting sparsely attended Tribune: About 100 people came to a cavernous South Side church Monday for a meeting of a Chicago Public Schools commission charged with gathering community input on school closings.
Dad to school-closing panel: I trust you ‘No farther than I can throw you’ Sun Times: The commission’s chairman was unclear about whether the panel would actually come up with a list of schools it believes should go, or just hand CPS what he called “a broad a set of recommendations.”
Commission on School Utilization hears from community Catalyst: Also, on Monday, the parent advocacy organization Raise Your Hand issued a report challenging the way CPS calculates school utilization. [See report summary here.]
In Chicago, Public Schools and Teachers Work Towards a 'Common Core'
PBS NewsHour: Some states, including Illinois, have recently adopted new public school curriculum guidelines called the Common Core State Standards. While some teachers feel relief at having clear guidelines, Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW reports from Chicago on a more ...
Girl, 13, assaulted in Austin neighborhood near schools Tribune: Chicago police were searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in the Austin neighborhood near several schools this morning, police said.
Two CPS High Schools Achieve Blue Ribbon Status CPS: Jones Prep and Lane Tech among the most elite schools in the nation
School's goal is to put more minorities on path to law careers Tribune: Legal Prep Charter Academy opened its doors in West Garfield Park three months ago, the only legal-themed high school in Illinois. The goal is to prepare its students — all of whom are black or Latino — for a career in law, a profession that ranks second only to veterinary medicine in its lack of diversity.