Hi, all. Welcome back. Today's education news includes a few tidbits about the planning for the closings announcements and implementation, plus remnants of outrage over the book banning thing. Magnet letters get sent this week -- but do they arrive?
CPS bringing in security backup for school closures WBEZ: On Monday, the district posted a Request for Proposals seeking contractors that could move school inventory, change door locks, transfer student records and hire movers for the closures. It asks applicants to list prices for 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 and 129 schools. The proposal indicates CPS plans to award a contract on April 3.
School closings to test CPS chief Chicago Tribune: When the Chicago Public Schools system releases a list of schools it plans to close, possibly as early as this week, it will be the biggest test yet of how far district chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett has come in her goal of gaining the community's trust ...
Look At This Monster Week in Chicago! Tim Furman: A busy week ahead..... I will be making appearances at as many of these things as I can get to.
'Disaster capitalism' at CPS Newstips: CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett promised to hold a respectful, meaningful community engagement process and to listen to what parents and community members say. But judging from the audio of a call with reporters released by WBEZ, Byrd-Bennett is ...
EMANUEL VS. LEWIS
Rahm on Education Woes: 'We Have Parents That Can't Be Parents' DNAI: In New York, the mayor touted initiatives that give parents more investment in their kids’ education.
CPS denies it banned book Sun Times: Chicago Public Schools is denying Friday that it banned a book — the graphic novel, Persepolis — from Lane Technical High School.
Is 'Persepolis' Too Much for 7th Grade CPS Students? Chicago Magazine: Marjane Satrapi's graphic-novel masterpiece is no longer appropriate for tweens in Chicago Public Schools. But how graphic is it?
CPS students were driving force in protest against book ban Chicago Tribune: By that point, CPS had issued a letter telling high school principals to disregard the earlier order to pull the book. The book would not be removed from libraries and will still be read by juniors and seniors, CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd ...
2013: Annual Elementary Mailbox Watch cpsobsessed: It’s that time of year when parents around the city are on mailbox watch. Thanks to all of us and for CPS for helping keep the USPS afloat! With luck, letters about Elementary Gifted and Classical schools, Academic Centers, and Magnet schools will be mailed this week of March 18th.