Archive for May 2010

Viewable: The Culture Of Clam

A couple of readers asked for an easily-viewable version of the Huberman presentation (which some of you jokesters are calling the Culture of Clam).  So here it is: Culture of Calm_safety update board_5 26 10p FINAL

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AM News: Huberman Presents Much-Changed Safety Plan

There wasn’t time for most reporters to check out the claims being made by Huberman about his much-changed school safety program — the mentoring, the culture of calm pilot schools, etc.  Behavior issues drop at six Chicago Public Schools:  Six high schools blazed the trail by developing the first “culture of calm” plans and receiving... Read more »

Board Posts Position Files Online - Why?

From CPS:  “Chicago Public Schools officials today announced that the District’s full Employee Position File – which lists the names, job titles, departments and salaries of all full-time CPS employees – is posted on-line.The public will now have access to the Employee Position File, which will be updated quarterly with information on all CPS employees,... Read more »

AM News: City Violence Down -- Or Is It?

Dolton teen just blocks from home when slain in crossfire Tribune:  The boy was an honor student who ran track for his high school and played basketball and football at Lincoln Avenue School… Crime in Chicago is down in 2009 Medill:  Chicago Police Supt. Jody P. Weis danced with reporters over the police department’s progress... Read more »

Event: Sheriff & Whitney Young Host June 12 Event

I’m told that there’s an event being cosponsored by the Cook County Sheriff and Whitney Young on June 12 during which the girl’s basketball team is putting on something called “Melanie’s Ball.” It’s a day filled with a bunch of games and activities to raise money for two scholarships at the school in the name... Read more »

AM News: Budget Cuts Still Looming

Democratic lawmakers working on backup plans for state budget:  As lawmakers try to cobble together a budget before their Memorial Day deadline, House Democrats on Monday started exploring two backup options on the… Quinn may borrow for pension:  The proposed cuts include $400 million to education and $300 million to state agencies — a measure... Read more »

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Does Chicago Need A "Friends" School?

The Chicago Friends School is opening next year, adding to Chicago’s array of private and parochial schools.  But is that what parents really want?  A charter Friends school would be sorta cool, but this one’s private.  The Tribune noted the school’s development way back in March (here).  So did NBC Chicago (here).  Someone from the... Read more »

AM News: A PhD For Huberman

Can Chicago student beat the educational odds? CNN:  Some 93 percent of students at Dunbar Vocational fail to pass the grade-level assessment tests… Fifth-grade dancers are ‘Having a Ball’ at contest Sun Times:  Jason and Khamia, both students at New Sullivan Elementary, were among 140 couples that competed Saturday in the semifinals of Chicago Public... Read more »