Today's news: The Reader's Ben Joravsky finds out how and why eight Lincoln teachers had their job offers rescinded. WBEZ tracks the impacts of one school's closing. Charter approvals (the Turks!) and slowdowns (UNO!). Brooks-Payton is over (sort of). Cafeteria workers want unfrozen food. The Atlantic details the new evaluation system's effects on teachers and principals.
Science charter school gets zoning approval after heated debate Chicago Sun-Times: Sources said Emanuel was concerned about the political timing of opening new charters at the same time that the Chicago Public Schools is closing 53 elementary schools and one high school program. Fioretti seemed to agree.
Work is stopped on UNO high school after state halts funding Sun Times: Construction was halted Tuesday on a new, state-funded charter high school being built on the Southwest Side for the state’s largest charter-school operator, the politically influential United Neighborhood Organization, after the project’s general contractor said UNO has fallen behind in its payments for the work. The move came five days after Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration suspended funding to UNO following Chicago Sun-Times reports on insider deals.
Brooks-Payton game on, but rescheduled again Tribune: The baseball game between Walter Payton College Preparatory High School and Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy was rescheduled again, this time for May 11.
Payton coach returns to the dugout after controversial cancellation of baseball game Sun TImes: The coach of Payton College Prep’s baseball team remained in his post Tuesday night while school officials tried to sort out a controversial situation that arose this week when the North Side coach said he was forced to cancel a game on the South Side because parents feared for their children’s safety.
CPS lunchroom workers call for end to frozen meals Tribune: Dozens of Chicago Public Schools food service workers rallied Tuesday afternoon to call for an end to quickly prepared frozen meals that can be readied in smaller kitchens by fewer workers. Linda Green, a CPS manager of several South Side lunchrooms,...
Will New Teacher Evaluations Help or Hurt Chicago's Schools? The Atlantic: The new evaluation system, designed to keep administrators and teachers focused on instruction, is unrolling amid a historic--and historically distracting--year in the nation's third-largest school district.
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