You make the call. Either CPS is breaking its promise with the announcement that it might close schools next year (just not for under-enrollment) or CTU is feigning outrage (again) over a deal that it agreed to (again).
Meantime, Hillary is pushing UPK, none of the top contenders for head of the NYC public school system has much connection to CPS, and a Chicago-based program called Thirty Million Words is getting lots of national attention.
Teachers union blasts latest proposed guidelines for school closures Chicago Sun-Times: ... include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago PublicSchools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.
CPS Closings: New School Shutting Guidelines Have Critics Fuming DNAI: A district spokeswoman insists CPS is committed to its five-year pledge not to shut more schools.
CPS Opens Door For More School Closures Progress Illinois: Following the decision to embark on the nation's largest round of school closures at one time this academic year, the Chicago Public Schools have opened the door to the possibility of breaking the district's promised five-year moratorium on school closings.
Future uncertain for Chicago's neighborhood high schools WBEZ: Many of Chicago’s 50 neighborhood high schools are anchors of their communities. But some city high schools have alarmingly few students enrolled this fall, raising questions about whether neighborhood high schools with long Chicago histories will be able to stay alive in an ever more competitive marketplace.This year, with 273 total students, Hirsch is smaller than nearby grammar schools. And while some high schools are intentionally small, that’s not the idea here.
Brentano Officials Feel Vindicated By Bump in CPS Performance Rating DNAI: The Logan Square school that had been on the closure list last year is now rated as "excellent."
School on track to regain Owens name Chicago Tribune: CPS confirmed that a local school council considering the matter voted in favor of naming its school for Owens, an African-American who
School on track to regain Owens name WBEZ: A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday. Chicago...
Bus crashes into Niles animal shelter Chicago Sun-Times: Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, a Chicago Public Schools bus crashed through the front of the building . Rubble from the brick structure rained down on top of the ...
Cross-country gaining steam Chicago Tribune: Last week's race was an apt illustration of how a once-obscure activity inChicago Public Schools is speeding into the mainstream, fueled more by energy than ...
Who you calling fat? Chicago Sun-Times: (Several schools within Chicago Public Schools use FitnessGram, but CPS hasn't adopted it systemwide). Body composition assessment is part of the program, ...
Chicago's chess wars Voices: I've been busy trying to figure out why the Chicago Public Schools doesn't have a vibrant chess program. First, let's state the obvious: CPS should have one.
Education groups help in fight against child abuse WBEZ: The Illinois Association of School Boards, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois PTA will participate in the state’s “You are not alone” campaign.
Hundreds hold vigil for school security guard who died after school fight CLTV: Hundreds filled a South Holland high school football field to remember one of their own tonight. Not a student, but a security guard who died while trying to break up a fight there last week. It was a heartfelt goodbye for a guy they affectionately referred to as “Hulk.”
Five people who could be the next chancellor of NYC schools GothamSchools: Three of the last four schools chiefs — Harold Levy, Joel Klein, and Cathie Black — were plucked from outside the world of education and came as a surprise to education observers at the time. Still, as the leadership transition nears, names have started circulating about likely candidates to be de Blasio’s chancellor pick.
Hillary Clinton Pushes For Early Education In Campaign Huffington Post: As Head Start centers around the country close because of the federal government shutdown, Hillary Clinton is advancing herself as an advocate for the nation's littlest learners -- an important, popular and risk-free position.
Children’s language development: Talk and listen to them from birth Slate: The Thirty Million Words curriculum is delivered in 12 weekly home visits, each with a multimedia computer presentation for a home visitor and parent to review together on a laptop.
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