Becky Carroll will head the new Rahm super PAC. James Sullivan is retiring after 12 years. New York's student enrollment system should be more like Chicago's, says Rick Kahlenberg (who helped design the Chicago plan). Elsewhere: San Jose teachers and administrators want to extend probation to three years.
Emanuel backers form super PAC to raise millions Crain's Chicago Business: Becky Carroll, who until recently was chief communications officer for Chicago Public Schools, says the new Chicago Forward PAC will not directly donate to candidates but instead independently spend money "to ensure that voters understand where ...
Rahm ally forms Super PAC viewed as vehicle to attack opponents Chicago Sun-Times: She was also his handpicked choice to serve as chief communications director of the Chicago Public Schools, where she served until giving birth to her daughter a few months ago. Now, Carroll is the prime-mover behind “Chicago Forward,”
Opinion: Quinn Campaign Muzzles Paul Vallas NBC Chicago: .. union and high-profile public school activists like Diane Ravitch, who recently questioned Quinn's decision to recruit Vallas in an open letter.
CPS inspector general resigning after 12 years in post Sun Times: James Sullivan’s work as IG put him on the trail of two school board presidents, a future Chicago Bulls star and a future candidate for governor. He never got a call from former Mayor Richard M. Daley or current Mayor Rahm Emanuel — or their aides — about a probe. And that’s the way it should be, he said. “Nobody tells us what to do,’’ Sullivan said. “We call things as we see them.”
School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president Chicago Tribune: And there was his wife, Karen Lewis, who taught chemistry and advanced placement chemistry at Sullivan High School, Lane Tech and King College Prep High School during her 22-year classroom career.
Elite, Separate, Unequal New York Times (oped): Five years ago I worked with Chicago public school officials to create a program for their selective and magnet schools.
Bond market likes charter school scores Crain's Chicago Business: The charter school bond market is back, and even a Securities and Exchange Commission action against Chicago-based UNO Charter School Network Inc. this month for defrauding bondholders is unlikely to slow that growth.
San Jose district, teachers file bill seeking exception to tenure law EdSource Today: In their contract reached last year, San Jose and its teachers union had agreed to extending teachers’ probation to three years when a panel of teachers and administrators overseeing the evaluation of probationary teachers made that recommendation.
To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym NPR: After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.
New Contract for Teachers Is Altering Schools’ Hours NYT: Because of changes in the new teachers’ contract, a number of schools are moving up the start of the school day, and more than a few parents are not happy about it.
D.C. school boundary proposal spurs citywide debate about quality Washington Post: D.C. parents and activists are calling the District’s latest proposal to overhaul school boundaries an improvement overprevious iterations, but many continue to voice concerns that the plan does not address some of the most pressing challenges facing the city’s public schools.
Banda beckoned: Another schools chief leaving Seattle? Seattle Times: After two years of leading Seattle Public Schools, José Banda appears headed home to California to be superintendent in Sacramento.
Four things to look for in Monday’s graduation rate announcement Chalkbeat NY: The state’s announcement will include additional insights about the city’s ability to push its high school students past the finish line. Namely, it will include the all-important college and career readiness rate, an imperfect but helpful measurement for knowing what students are prepared to do when they leave high school.
The Politics Of The Common Core NPR: Jindal's attempt to drop the Core comes amid a backlash in many states against the academic standards. The move is likely to boost his profile among conservative voters and Tea Party supporters if he mounts a 2016 presidential bid.
Homework Diner Serves Up Education With a Side of Food NBC News: The Homework Diner has become so successful that it’s spawning other branches in New Mexico.
Gender loses its impact with the young USA TODAY: They're young. They like things their way. They don't like stereotypes and steer clear of conformity.
Pearson Integrates PowerSchool With 100 Third Party Vendors EdSurge: Even the world’s largest publisher can use help from the little guys every now and then. This much is clear when Pearson created its own edtech accelerator, Catalyst, to find and support edtech startups that could be potential partners.
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