Today's education news: Firefighters aren't sure about helping out with Safe Passages. UChicago is going to evaluate MATCH tutoring and BAM. Argie Johnson has some things to say about the closings. CTU is planning marches and has an election. Shanahan on Common Core in Indiana (RIP).
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Chicago firefighters to help kids walking to new schools, unions concerned Sun Times: Chicago firefighters will have a “strong physical presence” on each of Chicago Public Schools’ new Safe Passage routes for the first three weeks of school, according to a memo sent to firefighters. With dozens of public schools slated for closing this fall, CPS has been working on creating safety routes for kids traveling to different schools next school year. CPS and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office ...
Firefighters union wary of expanded school security role Chicago Tribune: "We help them across the street, we show a presence on the routes that they travel. It kind of puts them at ease."
In Bronzeville: school closings, violence, Wal-Mart, and TIFs CMW: Two actions protested the closing of Overton Elementary in Bronzeville today — a morning rally highlighting safety issues (and much more), and an afternoon action, which raised larger issues of resources by drawing the connection to a Walmart being built nearby with TIF funds.
Math teacher challenges logic of closing an 'average' school WBEZ: Michael Colwell teaches math to 7th and 8th graders at Leif Ericson Elementary Scholastic Academy in Garfield Park, one of 53 grammar schools the district wants to shut down in its effort to right size.
Former CPS head: Closures flawed Hyde Park Herald: Former CPS head: Closures flawed - Hyde Park HeraldHyde Park HeraldHyde Park resident Argie Johnson, former superintendent of Chicago Public Schools, said while she is not opposed to school closings...
Mayor Emanuel's FOIA policy: Don't ask because we won't tell Reader: Chicago ReaderMayor Emanuel's FOIA policy: Don't ask because we won't tellChicago ReaderAs you may recall from the first time I wrote about his case, Krell sought records from the Chicago Public Schools related to Mayor
CPS High Schools Suffer Odd Dip in Junior Enrollment DNAI: Voices of Youth in Chicago Education claimed some Gage Park juniors were demoted to boost test scores.
Dirty Tricks in CTU Campaign CPS Chatter: I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who was not happy about what happened at his school today. He said that he got a call from CORE on Sunday that they wanted to bring somebody out to the school to speak. Sunday night he set it up with the principal, he put up posters, and informed teachers. He arrived early at his school to meet the CORE representative.
Guns, drugs found at former Kozminksi VP's home Hyde Park Herald: A former vice principal at Kozminski Community was arrested Saturday night after Chicago Police Department discovered a cache of assault weapons and drugs in his home.
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