Hi, all -- today's education news includes a couple of recent stories about the Ravenswood principal who quit to go to Iowa, the injunction tomorrow, the TFA event over the weekend (sponsored by CTU and others, I hadn't known), and the inevitable expansion of Urban Prep to other cities.
GOING TO IOWA (AND LAS VEGAS)
Ravenswood Principal Resigns Amid 'Stress, Turmoil' At CPS CBS2 Chicago: But she also wrote that in a letter to community there were other reasons, such as “the stress of the constant turmoil that has plagued ChicagoPublic Schools.” Pressed for more detail, the former principal said: “When you lose funding it's never an ...
Is Teach For America a Good Thing for Chicago Public Schools? Gapers Block: Here in Chicago, the program has come under criticism from the Chicago Teachers Union, community members, and even TFA alumni, who say TFA's rapid push to expand has betrayed its founding ideals.
Chicago teens find 'preppy' sports offer different kind of athletic deliverance Chicago Tribune: "They have the opportunity to build social capital, and that's a really critical thing," said David Kay of METROsquash, a program that trainsChicago Public Schools students in the hallmark sport of Wall Street.
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