*Correction: The original version of this headline, Lewis Steps Down - What Next? -- wasn't accurate.
The big news of the past 24 hours is that Karen Lewis has handed control of the CTU over and that we don't know much more about her health and that she has a serious illness of some kind. What happens next -- for Lewis, for CTU, or the mayoral race -- is something nobody really seems to know much about. Check out coverage from the Tribune, Sun Times, and pretty much everyone else below. What do you think happens next? The mayoral race implications are pretty clear, but how will CTU and CPS be affected?
CTU President Karen Lewis 'not well,' but union mum on details Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is "not well" but under top-notch medical care, the union said Tuesday, refusing to detail the health crisis that has landed Lewis in the hospital.
Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents Tribune: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail a much-anticipated challenge to Mayor Rahm...
CTU VP takes control of union as Karen Lewis recovers from surgery WLS-TV: Chicago Teachers Union vice president Jesse Sharkey said in a press conference that CTU president Karen Lewis has a "serious illness" and underwent successful surgery on Wednesday.
Ailing Chicago Union Head Will Step Down Teacher Beat: The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.
Karen Lewis' Condition is "Worrisome": Source NBC Chicago: Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis was able to take phone calls before her emergency surgery Wednesday, and a source who is aware ...
Karen Lewis hands over leadership of Chicago Teachers Union WBEZ: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is suffering from an undisclosed “serious illness” and will step aside as head of the organization, the union’s vice president announced Thursday. But there’s still no word on how that might affect a possible mayoral run against Rahm Emanuel.
Would-be challenger to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously ill Washington Post: Karen Lewis, the fiery Chicago Teachers Union president who has been laying the groundwork for a challenge to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, underwent emergency surgery Wednesday and has a “serious illness,” according to the union.
Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again Tribune (editorial page): Ms. Lewis, all of us hope you soon become an uninteresting patient. However short or long your road, we'll all be waiting for you. We look forward to tussling again, on your side of an issue or some other. You've brightened Chicago.
Parents sue CPS over teen’s suicide WGN: 12-year-old McKenzie Philpot was a 6th grader at Peirce School of International Studies on Chicago’s North Side when she took her own life on May 8th of this year.
Slavin, WITS/Boundless Readers, Mazany Catayst: Sarah Slavin is now the director of the New Teacher Center in Chicago. Previously she served as the education program officer at the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and led Teach Plus as the executive director in Chicago. Slavin also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Foundation for Education.
Should a School Get an 'A' Even if Poor and Minority Students Underperform? PK12: In Florida, which rates schools on an A-F scale, the average proficiency rate for African-American students in "A" schools is lower than for white students who attend "C" schools.
NY State Commissioner Suggests a Way Around Charter Schools Limit WNYC: King said it was up to the governor and legislature to find a solution. But he added, "We have work to do to continue to grow high-quality seats, whether it's in charter schools or district schools."
On Professional Development Days, D.C. Teachers Become Students WAMU: Today is the first of 10 professional development days for teachers at D.C. public schools, an opportunity for them to sharpen their skills as educators.
Video: SAT vs. ACT: What’s the Difference? NBC News: The ACT and the SAT are both standardized tests that help colleges evaluate students and are accepted by all schools. So what sets the exams apart?
Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass NPR: The subject long been considered essential to a well-rounded education, but it's also been a subject that keeps millions of people from getting a degree.
A Teacher Accused of Abuse Seen to Have Never Grown Up NYT:Sean Shaynak, a Brooklyn Technical High School teacher who faces 36 charges including sexual abuse and forcible touching, appeared forever stuck in high school to those who knew him.