Lewis Wins Re-Election

Lewis Wins Re-Election

Happy Monday.  Today's education news includes coverage of the weekend protests, more tidbits about closings (and possible last-minute respites), the re-election of Karen Lewis and the CORE team (congrats!), and a magnet cluster update.


Teachers, parents, activists march on to save Chicago schools on chopping block Sun Times: It’s part of three-day walk to bring awareness to the slated closures. Marchers, who walked miles Saturday between schools on the South and West Sides slated for closure, will conclude their walk Monday with a rally at 4:30 p.m. in Daley Plaza.

School closing protesters: Route to new school a 'danger zone' Chicago Tribune: CPS Chief Executive Barbara Byrd-Bennett, in an email to parents on Sunday, warned that organizers had recruited high school students to attend Monday's rally. “Parents should know and understand that this activity is not planned or endorsed by either .


Few Chicago school closings will move kids to top-performing schools WBEZ: In the closings the school board will consider Wednesday, just six  receiving schools out of 55 are in the top quartile of all CPS schools. And in only three cases—3 out of 53 closings—are kids being sent from a school in the lowest quartile to a school in the highest. (They are King to Jensen, May to Leland, and Trumbull to Chappell.)

If Marconi closes, students will have to walk past drug dealers on way to Tilton Sun Times: PART 2 OF 3: If Marconi Community Academy is approved Wednesday to be closed, its students will be sent to Tilton Elementary School, just half a mile away but across one of West Garfield Park’s open-air drug markets.

DePaul conference debates CPS closures The Depaulia: The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education will vote on the closings May 22. “It's madness, right? It's crazy!” said Hall. Hall playfully impersonated Emanuel, diabolically rubbing his hands together in his black limousine and fleeing the scene of a ...


Karen Lewis wins second term as CTU president Catalyst: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has announced that she won a second term in Friday's election, garnering 80 percent of the votes in preliminary results.

CPS School Closings: Some Schools On Closing List Might Be Spared: Sources DNAI: Newly re-elected CTU President Karen Lewis said she's not surprised schools will be spared.


CPS training video helps improve ties between school guards, students Tribune: Until this school year, Ranice Green never thought she could have a say about how she interacted with the security guards at Hyde Park Academy, where she's a senior. She saw them as burly guys who often stopped fights and walked students to the...

Lottery Elementary Letters Part 2 – 2013 (Magnet cluster, neighborhood schools) CPS Obsessed: So OAE says that starting today the letters for acceptance for open enrollment schools (Magnet cluster — which btw have no magnet component and should probably be renamed, neighborhood schools, and any other open enrollment schools (whatever those might be) sometimes have room for kids outside their boundaries.

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