Here's what I've got: The Superintendent has a new plan. CTU is upping its estimate of possible layoffs to 6,000. More questions about kids moving to receiving schools. STEM! Harper High School's White House encounter.
Bryd-Bennett To Unveil Five-Year Plan For Improving Schools CBS2 Chicago: Bryd-Bennett will outline her plan in a speech at 1 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep High School, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd. According to CPS, the five-year plan includes five “pillars.”
CPS Chief To Reveal 5-Year Education Plan NBC: While students look a week or two ahead for summer break to start, the CEO of Chicago Public Schools is looking ahead several years.
Per-Pupil Funding: Coming Soon to a School Near You cpsobsessed: The question is whether the one big pot is actually shrinking the amount that schools get. Rumors are circulating that schools are now getting their budgets and some (it seems to be neighborhood schools) have had quite a bit chopped out of their annual operating budget. Like perhaps to the point of having to remove several teachers in some of these schools?
CTU keeps eye on Philadelphia schools, where 3,000 layoffs loom Sun Times: Jackson Potter, of the Chicago Teachers Union, said that based on the city’s deficit, in addition to jobs lost because of school closings, the city could see 6,000 layoffs. In the last school year, CPS recorded 41,498 employees.
Rift widens between Emanuel and Chicago teachers union, pillar of Democratic ... Fox News: Chicago's final decision to close 50 public schools – the single biggest reported closure in U.S. history – has again pitted Mayor Rahm Emanuel against the powerful teachers union.
Harper High School kids meet the president: 'My whole body just got weak' WBEZ: The trip was paid for through donations collected by Chuck Smith, a Chicago attorney at the Skadden law firm. Smith had heard This American Life’s reporting on Harper and was asked by Mayor Emanuel to raise money for the trip.
Harper High Students: White House Visit 'Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience' DNAI: A group of Harper High School students returned Friday after being guests of first lady Michelle Obama.
Report sheds light on out-of-school science learning Catalyst: As leaders push Chicago schools to focus more on STEM programs--science, technology, engineering and math--a new study finds that more than 88,000 students are exposed to these disciplines outside of school and more than half of them are girls. But Latino children, in particular, are left out of these programs. And few programs are offered during the summer.
STEM schools WBEZ: How effective are STEM schools? A new study sheds some light.
New charter school proposed for McKinley Park-Brighton Park area Gazette Chicago: Despite support by Cardenas, the Chicago Public Schools first rejected Concept Charter's application before the Illinois State Charter School Commission overruled the CPS. Then, City officials pulled Concept Charter's request for a zoning change off ...
Quinn calls for a special session and the race for governor is underway! Chicago Tribune: But the budget crisis in the Chicago Public Schools could certainly change that. Without genuine urgency, the temptation to defer and delay and point fingers and jockey and preen will be too great. Meanwhile, is anyone up for handicapping the ...
New hires named to Madison superintendent of schools staff 77Square.com: School District on July 1. Fralin currently is the deputy chief of schools for Chicago Public Schools. Silvia Romero-Johnson will be the executive director of the Office of Multilingual and Global Education, replacing Josh Forehand, who served as ...
Northside College Prep's Principal Leaving CPS for the 'Burbs DNAI: Barry Rodgers is leaving Northside College Prep for Lake Forest High School.
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