Chicago weather prompts school closings as heat blankets area ABC7: Chicago Public Schools students do have classes Tuesday. The school district says it has a heat plan in place to keep kids in non-air-conditioned classes cool.
Money, jobs on the line as CPS takes official student head count Sun Times: This year, enrollment numbers are cemented on the 10th day of school — rather than the 20th. CPS and the teacher’s union agree that moving up the date adds a new level of stability for the system. The sooner the count is in place, the sooner a school’s principal can finalize staff.
Students Streaming into New McKinley Park Charter School DNAI: The new Horizon Science Academy has drawn hundreds of local students.
Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Leader Share Faith — But Little Else Jewish Daily Forward: She dyed her hair gray, pinned it into a bun and stuck a homemade Chicago Teachers Union button on her lapel before marching down the street to trick-or-treat at the home of her neighbor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I was curious to see how he would react,”
Philadelphia Students Head Back To School Amid Cuts, Fewer Teachers And Missing Staff Huffington Post: All eyes were on the City of Brotherly Love Monday as students and teachers returned to its massively diminished public schools for the first day back from summer vacation.
School Districts Struggle To Get Principals To Stay Put NPR: As the school year begins, many principals are leading their schools for the first time. Keeping principals is a problem in many schools, and high-poverty, urban districts often have particularly high rates of turnover. Some experts say that revolving door can hurt student achievement.
‘Pink slime’ returns to school lunches in 4 more states Politico: As of Sept. 3, seven states put in orders to the USDA for about 2 million pounds of beef that may contain the controversial product for the meals they serve in the 2013-14 school year. At this time last year there were only three states — Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota — that had put in orders for beef that may contain lean finely textured beef.
Forced to leave school for dreadlocks, 7-year-old says she likes her hair MSNBC: After being forced to switch schools for sporting dreadlocks, 7-year-old Tiana Parker said she likes where she’s enrolled now and, better yet, likes her hair the way it is.
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