Today's big news includes coverage of the new teacher evaluation plan, which gets mixed reviews and has so far produced no great changes in teacher ratings. (What do you think?) Plus, more about the TIF building upgrades.
New teacher evaluations get positive reviews Catalyst: Most administrators and teachers say that the district’s new evaluation system is providing helpful feedback, finds a report released today by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. But there are several challenges ahead, including an increasing workload for principals and anxiety among teachers about using test scores.
No dramatic changes in CPS teacher evaluations Tribune: Evaluation based in part on student performance For the first time, Chicago Public Schools released teacher evaluations based in part on student test scores, but the new assessments for more than 4,200 non-tenured teachers did not show striking changes from the previous year.
New CPS teacher evaluations: Mixed reviews from CEO, principals, teachers Chicago Sun-Times: “This is what we've been saying all along — the evaluation system is deeply flawed,” CTU president Karen Lewis said in a statement. “Teachers don't like the REACH testing being part of their evaluations not because we think that student outcomes are ...
$24M worth of upgrades coming to 7 CPS schools CLTV: About $24 million dollars will be funneled to several Chicago Public Schools to pay for critical, modernization projects. The seven schools are located in East ...
Emanuel defends new schools while closing others Chicago Tribune: Even as Chicago Public Schools has closed about four dozen schools and blamed a financial crisis for slashed school budgets across the city...
Emanuel unveils CPS construction work amid school closings, staff cuts Tribune: Even as Chicago Public Schools has closed about four dozen schools and blamed a financial crisis for slashed school budgets across the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel this past week has been busy announcing district construction projects.
High School “Hidden Gems” School Fair Sunday 9/22 CPS Obsessed: Admission is $20/family at the door or $10 if you register in advance. As of today, there will be 27 high schools at the fair. What a great chance to find out about a lot of schools in one place!
Kid President urges ‘Get your learn on!’ MSNBC: With the start of a new school year, the 10-year-old Kid President is out there again promoting a new message, education. “Its time to get our learn on,” Novak says in his latest video where he gives an uplifting pep talk to teachers and students about why learning is so important.
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