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Chicago Teachers Union Demands Freeze on All New CPS Hires
WBEZ:  The
leader of the Chicago Teachers Union wants the city’s board of
education to freeze all new hires… Laid-Off CPS Teacher Anxious About Future CBS2:  Salas
earned $44,000 a year as a teacher at Hinton Elementary School on
Chicago’s South Side. She now expects to receive her final paycheck in
two weeks… Chicago Public Schools suggests eight concessions to its teachers

CPS officials have suggested a list of concessions from its
teachers to close a $370 million budget hole, including unpaid
holidays, frozen wages and unpaid school recesses…  Unfiltered: Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting July, 28, 2010
WBEZ:  Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis urges the city’s
board of education to implement a hiring freeze on new teachers… Chicago Public Schools crackdown on cyberbullies Sun Times:  Under
the new Student Code of Conduct, passed by the Chicago Board of
Education on Wednesday, cyber-bullying will be considered as serious an
offense as burglary, aggravated assault, gang activity, drug use or
more traditional forms of bullying… Teens Learn Sexual Violence Prevention Via Art Therapy WBEZ:  This
summer a group of teenage girls on Chicago’s West Side is learning
about sexual violence prevention while they draw. The idea is to get
the girls talking about and confronting sexual violence through yoga,
dance and painting… CPS will reevaluate his application Tribune:  Under
the newly revised law, people with lower-grade felonies — including
forcible felonies that did not result in “great bodily harm or
permanent disability” — can petition the court for the certificate,
which can then be used in applying for jobs, though the employer has
final say.

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  • "The board approved the creation of a Finance and Audit Committee, which will oversee the board's budget and expenditures."

    Gee, do you think the board finally decided that they need this? And who will serve on this committee?

  • A few fired teachers just returned from the CPS job fair at McCormick place and told me it was a joke. Many schools did not send a representative or failed to hold interviews as promised. There was a mass exodus befor 11 am. The event was supposed to last till 5pm.

  • That's how much a head engineer makes.

  • This morning - here's the link,0,5985518.column

  • abc7 covered the jobs fair -- sounds like it is brutal for even the most qualified veteran teachers --

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