There's lots and lots of coverage of the Byrd-Bennett plan -- and lots of questions and skepticism (and job worries) in just the first few hours since it was rolled out. More to come. Also: would someone please connect The Plan with the $1B budget gap closing plan Crain's talked about last week -- miracle, it's fixed! -- and the pension crisis?
Byrd-Bennett wants to get CPS students prepared for college Sun Times: Within weeks of confirming the closure of a record 50 Chicago Public Schools, the schools chief unveiled some details of an ambitious five-year plan to get the city’s students prepared for college.
Chicago Public Schools issues 5-year plan Tribune: An annual scorecard on the district's performance and greater accountability throughout the system are some of the promises outlined in the first long-term plan for Chicago Public Schools issued since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.
CPS five-year plan lacks specifics WBEZ: The 28-page, glossy booklet is broken into five parts—or pillars—that CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said will improve the public schools.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Five-Year Plan WTTW: Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett joins us to discuss her Five Year Plan.
Big on ideas, short on money Catalyst: Byrd-Bennett’s announcement at Westinghouse High School raised immediate questions about how the board would pay for the initiatives. And following the announcement, Board President David Vitale confirmed that principals, who received their school budgets just last week, will have to make do with less: On average, school budgets are a few percentage points down from last year, although the cuts varied from school to school.
CPS Boss Releases Five-Year Education Plan, 'Not Abstractions.' DNAI: Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett made a major policy speech outlining the next five years.
Parents call for boycott to stop closing of Englewood school Sun Times: As the school year winds down — for the last time in 48 Chicago Public Schools — some parents at Goodlow Magnet Elementary School are calling for a boycott for the rest of the week. The mothers say they’ve tried everything else to get the district’s attention about why Goodlow, 2040 W. 62nd Street in Englewood, should not be absorbed into Earle Elementary, and are urging parents to keep their children home through Friday.
In the News Catalyst: The U.S. Department of Education has released a report detailing Illinois’ work to advance comprehensive education reform during its first year under Race to the Top. “Illinois is off to a solid start after the first year of Race to the Top,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.
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