Ramping Up For School

Ramping Up For School

CLOSINGS LAWSUIT

Judge allows CPS to continue school closing plan Tribune: A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction to halt Chicago Public Schools from closing almost 50 schools this year. The injunction request was made in lawsuits filed by parents and backed by the Chicago Teachers Union that sought...

Lawsuit to Keep 49 Chicago Schools Open Faces Setback In These Times: The brief cites the hearing testimony of Rebecca Clark, director of Student Supports in the Office of Diverse Learners Supports and Services for Chicago Public Schools.
Federal ruling means 50 CPS schools will close Chicago Sun-Times:  a little more than a week until the first day of school, U.S. District Court Judge John Z. Lee ruled Thursday that he will not bar Chicago Public Schoolsfrom closing 49 elementary schools and a high school program, rejecting arguments that African-.
NEW YEAR

Visit to shuttered Chicago school shows all that’s left behind WBEZ: WBEZ stopped by and, as you can hear in this audio piece (above), we found a community that cares deeply about what might happen to its former school. After the reunion, we got to take an unescorted walk through the building. We took photos (below) that provide a glimpse of the district’s salvage efforts — and what could get left behind.

Every CPS School Bus To Feature Video Cameras CBS2 Chicago:  Another big change is coming to Chicago Public Schools. For the first time,on the first day of school, all buses will be equipped with video cameras. That means big brother in the main office will have his eye on every student, every bus ...

MISC

Mayor Rahm takes a TIF poll! Reader: As anyone who attends, works in, or sends their children to a public school can tell you, there are two worlds when it comes to public education in Chicago. There's the world of Mayor Emanuel's propaganda machine—a fantasy created by clever publicists.…

NATIONAL

Last-Minute A-F Changes Lifted 165 Indiana School Grades StateImpact:  Bennett’s staff does not directly mention the change in emails the Associated Press published this month. From those messages, it’s not apparent state officials made the change with Christel House alone in mind. The finding does, however, shows how a relatively minor alteration to the A-F grading scale can have statewide implications.

On education, mayoral hopefuls don’t talk about their limitations GothamSchools: Despite coming from different candidates, the pledges have one thing in common: They can’t be fulfilled from inside City Hall, despite mayoral control of the city’s schools.

Houston Rockets Pre-K to Top of the Priority List The American Prospect:  In Texas's Harris County, a major early childhood education initiative offers a test case for the rest of the country. Via Politico.

 

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  • CPS Begins Training 600 'Safe Passage' Workers for 50 Routes | NBC Chicago http://ow.ly/o0093

  • Are these safe passage workers fingerprinted and back ground checked-if so by whom? Who is paying?

    Retired CPS teachers who wish to sub have to pay for their own TB test, drug screen and background check!

    How will CPS handle any conceal/carry issues with the Safe Passage workers?

  • Today, after a ‘restful’ summer of Professional Development, teachers report to their attendance centers…well, a couple thousand less teachers report

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