The Payton-Brooks kerfluffle has been resolved (check out CPS Chatter's sharp commentary on the situation), the closings/hearings are continuing as scheduled, Golden Apple did its thing, and Concept Charter School is back on the zoning meeting agenda from which it was previously missing.
Schools pinned against each other AustinTalks: Graham said this wouldn't be the case if CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett had kept her promise. “Barbara Byrd-Bennett said she would not disturb schools that were making progress,” said Graham. All three schools have improved, she said. A sea of purple ...
Prison costs in Humboldt Park double spending on schools Catalyst: Ryerson is one of 54 elementary schools across the city that is slated to close next fall. But in many of the consolidated schools, the additional resources are likely to pale in comparison with what’s spent incarcerating people from the same neighborhoods.
GAME ON: After controversy over cancellation, Payton to play at Brooks on Saturday night Sun Times: Days after Payton College Prep forfeited last Saturday night’s baseball game, amid parents concerns about their kids traveling to play Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep, the matchup has been rescheduled for this Saturday night. The news came after a Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett met with Payton’s principal and baseball coach over the controversial cancellation.
Schools ready to play ball now Tribune: A baseball game between Walter Payton College Preparatory High School and Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy was rescheduled for Saturday at Brooks, Chicago Public Schools officials said Monday.
Payton, Brooks and 'down there' Tribune (editorial): A forfeited high school baseball game has Chicago talking. Good. An hour or so before their teams were to meet under the lights in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago, the two high school baseball coaches had an awkward conversation.
Brooks Students Weigh In On Baseball Boycott: 'I Felt Judged' DNAI: Principal said a game day visit from Mayor Emanuel made players and students feel "loved and respected."