Happy Holidays 2014!

Happy Holidays 2014!

Greetings from Boston. I'll be sharing education news and views intermittently over the next three days, then shutting down for the rest of the week. You can read it all right here, or on Facebook (District 299), or directly on Twitter (@district299).

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, gets the email, and follows Twitter!


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  • Elected school board question may test mayoral candidates | Chicago http://ow.ly/GhPF4

    Two Candidates [Willie McGill and Elliot Thomas] Knocked From Ballot in 28th Ward Race - University Village - DNAinfo http://ow.ly/GhPjD

    CPS Wants Ideas to Reopen Dyett High School by April 6 - http://DNAinfo.com Chicago http://ow.ly/GhNx5 @samDNAinfo

    Chicago schools profitable investment for Board member who replaced Penny Pritzker - Chicago Sun-Times http://ow.ly/GhMBK @bylaurenfitz

    Slate interview with Houston [KIPP] principal about angry parents & not teaching to the tests. http://ow.ly/GfYGr

    School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson - ProPublica http://ow.ly/Gcw5j @nhannahjones

  • Whatever happened to @NEAToday's call for Arne Duncan's resignation, ask the Klonsky Bros? http://ow.ly/GiVWq

  • Early @DFER_IL endorsements: Thompson (16th), Mitts (37th), Diaz (45th), Burns (4th), Harris (8th) Who's Diaz challenging? @rebecahuffman

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 17-year-old son robbed near North Side home | Chicago http://ow.ly/GnxXq

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-school-pregnancy-discrimination-met-1224-20141223-story.html

    This is the tip of the iceberg especially on the southwest side.
    When will someone look at the attrition rate at schools with new principals? When you have schools where 50% of the staff has left there is a reason and it is NOT the BS spewed forth from CO such as philosophical differences or cleaning house. Veteran teachers will retire, leave the system or transfer to get away from these types of principals. Who is analyzing the test data at schools with new principals?

  • https://www.catalyst-chicago.org/notebook/2014/11/14/66209/most-teachers-get-high-ratings-in-second-year-new-system

    I find the comments section to be particularly disturbing especially the EEOC reference.

  • PURE is regrouping for 2015 -- pureparents.org -- check them out and send them some dough if you want to

  • In an EEOC complaint is there a monetary award or is it just a finding of malfeasance? I would love to know how filing an EEOC complaint works.

  • It does not.

  • Obama responds to Englewood teen’s Santa letter - NY Daily News http://ow.ly/GDSiw

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