The big news of the day seems to be that a handful of LSCs have banded together to try and fight off the proposed budget cuts they face. Will they have any impact? It's hard to imagine how. Or perhaps they'll be given some sort of reprieve individually, which will solve their problems but not do much to address problems citywide.
Local School Councils unite to fight CPS budget cuts Chicago Sun-Times: Local School Councils at several Chicago Public Schools have formed a new coalition to fight drastic budget cuts to their proposed school budgets. Common Sense: Coalition of LSCs for Fair Funding comprises at least 20 elementary and four high schools,
CPS to hire movers as local councils form anti-cuts coalition Chicago Tribune: Chicago Public Schools announced plans Monday to hire 245 people to help with moving furniture and supplies from schools that are being closed, while a group of Local School Councils said they are putting together a districtwide coalition to fight school
Residents Grill O'Connor on Neighborhood School Closures Patch.com: ... Monday night for a town hall meeting at Swedish Covenant Hospital's Anderson Pavilion. While O'Connor didn't discuss the Chicago Public Schools closures during the meeting, residents quickly brought up the subject during a question and answer period.
CPS hires help to make transition to welcoming schools ABC7Chicago.com: A city-wide effort to help transition closed Chicago Public Schools to new "welcoming schools" began Monday. Community members, parents, and some young people are among those hired by CPS to get the job done.
Therapy Helps Troubled Teens Rethink Crime Vermont Public Radio: Tony DiVittorio, a social worker, created BAM. The program, operating in a number of Chicago public schools, is built around core principles of integrity, accountability and finding positive ways to express anger.