And we're back. Long weekend. Hope everyone stayed cool. Lots of comments in the posts below -- thanks! Not a ton of news that I've found so far. Take a look and let me know what I missed.
Anxious CPS parents, push for change Chicago Tribune: A three-year break that allowed Chicago Public Schools to skip pension contributions is ending. CPS had to pay $196 million into the teacher's pension fund in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Blame pension mess for school cuts Chicago Sun-Times: The Chicago Public Schools leadership has been slow to admit it, but many schools are facing significant budget cuts. Take Lake View High School, an up-and-coming neighborhood high school. The North Side school is spending $2 million in tax increment
Chicago Public Schools working to ease transition for students from 49 closed ...
Daily Journal: Chicago Public Schools officials say the district is working to ensure a smooth transition for students whose schools have been closed. In a statement Friday, the district says CPS has been contacting parents and families by phone, text ...
Heat over new CPS admissions policy rising Chicago Current: Parents, advocacy groups and community members who make up the Committee for Fairness in Magnet and Selective Enrollment School Admissions plan on fighting against a new proposal, which they believe will further segregate Chicago Public Schools.
Shalom Whattt?' Revisiting My Sixth-Grade Teacher Chicago Tribune: It comes as no surprise that the mission statements of The Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers' Union* are essentially alike. However, despite "sharing " the same "customers" in the common "business” of education, they do so as adversaries.
Why is Chicago always so much more violent? Crain's Chicago Business: ... to do what really needs to be done because gang violence has been viewed as mostly a black and Latino problem. I don't know. What I do know is, we have to keep looking for answers.
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