Rahm made Kupper apologize for calling Clarice Berry a shill for the CTU, and insists his door is open. The Tribune explores a merit pay model that seems to have worked in New Yokr. ISBE is softening its bilingual certification requirements for preschool teachers. Plus a crazy cute picture of the First Lady when she was a Chicago schoolgirl and lots of thoughts about the anniversary of Brown.
Emanuel's political consultant apologizes to principals association chief Sun Times: “I regret my reckless remark and offer Dr. Berry my public apology,” Kupper wrote in an email to the Sun-Times.
Mayor Insists His Door Is Open To Principals' Concerns CBS Local: When confronted with those allegations, Emanuel insisted his door and that of CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett are always open to principals. “If a principal has a concern or an idea, her attitude, my attitude is we want to hear about ..."
A New York merit pay model for Chicago teachers Chicago Tribune: The current contract expires in June 2015, and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewisrecently told the Tribune Editorial Board that her members won't approve a one-year extension to 2016, even if CPS offers it.
Preschool teachers may get more time to meet bilingual requirements Catalyst: Preschool teachers in Illinois may get two more years to obtain the required qualifications to teach children who don’t speak English.
Comings & Goings: Okezie-Phillips, principals Catalyst: Erica Okezie-Phillips, an education program officer at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is leaving the foundation at the end of May.
School bus hits beam, keeps going; 9 students suffer minor injuries Sun Times: Nine Chicago Public Schools students were taken to hospitals with minor injuries Thursday morning after their school bus sideswiped a metal support beam on their way to school, according to Chicago Police.
More Delays for Ill Pension Reform Chicago Tonight: There are more court developments today in the on-going Illinois pension reform case. A Sangamon County judge stopped the reform overhaul by issuing a stay on the implementation of the law.
A Decision That Helped Shape Michelle Obama NYT: For the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Michelle Obama will head to Topeka to talk about a Supreme Court ruling that affected her life. [pictured, via Instagram]
Segregation Is Back Politico: Sixty years after Brown v. Board, educational advantages are still unequally divided—not by race, but by zip code.
Who Gets to Graduate? NYT Sunday Magazine: Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?
Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools NPR: Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.
Commissioner John King on Common Core and Equality WNYC: New York State education commissioner and president of the University of the State of New York argues that Common Core opponents are standing in the way of achieving racial equality in our schools.
At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids NPR: Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.
Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year NPR: Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.
New book traces city's revitalization through schools USA Today: What makes Syracuse and its schools appropriate for an intervention like this? Maeroff: Syracuse and Say Yes were a good fit for two reasons.