Emanuel allies are pressuring Lewis to make a decision. Meanwhile, Emanuel and Byrd-Bennett are telling Aramark to get on the ball with cleaning CPS Schools. Riffing off of yesterday's PDK poll of public opinion on teachers, Chicago teacher Ray Salazar lists 3 reasons people don't trust teachers, and charter school applications were down in DC this year.
Pro-Rahm group tells Karen Lewis to choose: Mayor's race or CTU Chicago Sun-Times: A group that has supported Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the past on Tuesday called on Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to make a choice: Declare candidacy for mayor or lead in negotiating the next teachers contract. Elsewhere, UTLA is now calling for LAUSD superintendent Deasy's resignation,
Emanuel vs. Lewis shifts up a gear Chicago Sun-Times: The not-yet-formally-announced mayoral campaign of Karen Lewis is taking shape. After registering a campaign committee in late August and this month loaning it $40,000 of her own money, Chicago Teachers Union boss Karen Lewis has now put a ...
Emanuel, Byrd-Bennett To Aramark: Clean Up Your Act And Our Schools Chicagoist: CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said she wasn't concerned by the Sun-Times report, yet added Aramark and SodexoMAGIC, which holds an $80 million contract for facilities management at some CPS pilot schools, have been slow out of the gates.
Aramark to keep schools clean, or else, Emanuel says WLS-TV: "Aramarks job is to clean the schools so our principals and teachers can focus on their fundamental responsibility, education," Emanuel said. "They will either live up to that contract and clean up theschools, or they can clean up their desks and get ...
Three reasons people don't trust teachers The White Rhino: Between 2009 and 2012, Chicago Public Schools went through five CEOs (Arne Duncan, Ron Huberman, Terry Mazany, Jean Claude-Brizard, Barbara Byrd-Bennett). This instability made its way to the classroom as policies and expectations changed each...
The Homestretch' Shows The Struggle Of Chicago's Homeless School Kids DNAinfo: In 2009, Kirsten Kelly discovered an almost secret population of Chicago PublicSchools kids who couch surf, crash with friends and sleep under cars but never get called “homeless.”
Chicago-area neighborhoods ranked by schools Tribune: Redfin recently cross-referenced data on home prices withGreatSchools ratings to arrive at the top three neighborhoods for highest-ranked schools in several metropolitan areas. In the greater Chicago area, they are Downtown Northbrook, Downtown La Grange, and North Center.
Lawsuit challenges teachers’ compulsory dues EdSource Today: A lawsuit working its way through the courts is striking at the core of the California Teachers Association’s power: its authority to automatically deduct hundreds of millions of dollars a year in dues from the paychecks of both members and non-members.
What’s the best way to teach teachers? PBS NewsHour: An annual poll out today by Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa finds that majorities of Americans believe teacher preparation should be more rigorous. There was also support for stronger certification requirements and evaluations, more training and practice time for teaching candidates, and opposition to using student test results to evaluate teachers. A new book explores what better teaching may look like.
Bobby Jindal Trusts Science Except When He Doesn't Huffington Post: America needs a leader to bridge the widening gulf between faith and science, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a devout Roman Catholic with Ivy League-level science training, thinks he can be that person.
Texas' New Social Studies Textbooks Under Fire Texas Tribune: Several academics on Tuesday pointed to flaws — including inaccurate descriptions of world religions and out-of-date racial terminology — in proposed social studies textbooks up for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education.
'A' Is For Apps: Teachers Share Top Digital Tools Of The Trade NPR: Nestled between Julia Auster's fantasy football app and Facebook Messenger is a relatively new bucket of apps: the education tools she uses in the French classes she teaches at Robert Adams Middle School in Holliston, Mass.
Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions Hechinger Report: Researchers have found ingenious ways to identify these emotions in students; for example, the Posture Analysis Seat. Then there’s the Pressure Mouse, a computer mouse that can detect how much pressure a user applies when clicking.
U.S. EdTech Companies Raise $154M in August EdSurge: US-based edtech companies raised $153.9 million in August of 2014, according to analysis by EdSurge. The funding was spread over 16 separate deals; more than 36 individual investors participated in the funding.
LAUSD police to give up some weaponry obtained in federal program LA Times: Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the...
Teachers union urges board to fire Deasy LA School Report: UTLA says it wants the board to downgrade Deasy’s performance to “unsatisfactory” at his annual evaluation, scheduled to take place behind closed doors on October 21. That would effectively spell the end to the superintendent’s contract which – at his own insistence – stipulates he meet performance targets set by the board.
Wealthy L.A. Schools' Vaccination Rates Are as Low as South Sudan's Hollywood Reporter: Hollywood parents say not vaccinating makes "instinctive" sense. Now their kids have whooping cough.
Fewer charter school applications this year Washington Post: The D.C. Public Charter School Board two years ago created a fast track for experienced charter operators with successful records in other cities to apply to open schools in the District.
Questions about "parent trigger" in Columbus schools linger Columbus Dispatch: State officials showed up at the Columbus school board meeting tonight to answer questions about the “parent trigger,” which could transform up to 20 schools.