Teacher responds to getting laid off by CPS Chi-Town Review: Xian Barrett called the layoffs cruel, and sadistic. “I would ask each of you to pause to capture in your mind that one teacher or several that altered the course of your life. Now tear them from the fabric of your experience. What would it look like? How would you be changed?” he wrote.
City schools poised to feel impact of deep job cuts Chicago Tribune: The fallout from the Chicago Public Schools' decision to lay off almost 3,000 teachers and school-based staff will be felt citywide when classes resume next month. Schools will be forced to increase class sizes, eliminate field
Editorial: The Chicago schools budget crisis is here Chicago Tribune: In the next few days, Chicago Public Schools officials are expected to lift the curtain on how the district hopes to fill a projected $1 billion budget chasm for the fiscal year that just started.
Standing Up for Chicago's Public School Students In These Times: Focusing on “things that they can control” is exactly what Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has done, producing a school system where student achievement has continued to decline while the administration implements measures that have failed repeatedly: ...
Emanuel blames pension crisis for CPS layoffs, drop in bond rating
Chicago Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday pointed a finger at the state's pension crisis in two recent doses of bad financial news: 2,000 Chicago Public Schools layoffs and a decline in the city's bond rating. "This is avoidable in a sense," Emanuel said
Chicago Offers Digital Badges for Students' Summer Experiences
Education Week News: Students in Chicago are not only beating "brain drain" this summer, but are also earning virtual badges for their experiences, according to an article in Catalyst Chicago.