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CPS reverses itself, gives job candidate a 2nd chance
Tribune:  In
July, I told you about Darrell Langdon, a Chicago man who applied to
the Chicago Public Schools system for a job as a stationary engineer
(or boiler room engineer) but was turned down because of a drug
conviction 25 years ago…Mother faces murder anniversary Tribune:  The
Chicago Public Schools system has redesigned its safety and security
center, moved it to headquarters and added more access to city cameras.
And police installed a new computer database to track daily incidents,
from curfew violations to violent crimes around high schools. It’s about time, say charter schools
Tribune:  Charles
Fields doesn’t mind being in school until 5 p.m.– even though he knows
most of his peers would regard it as punishment, like detention.
“I like it because I get to learn more,” said the eighth-grader,
juggling books under his arm… CPS takes former employee to court in payment battle Tribune:  Carol Collins-Watts thought she was doing the right thing.
The former Chicago Public Schools therapist quit her job after the 2006-07 school year to take a position with another district.
When two additional paychecks were deposited in her bank.

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  • Chicago organizations enter first human capital agreement of its kind for UNO charter schools

    Chicago, IL. On Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10 a.m., the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) and Teach For America, alongside Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Ron Huberman, will announce a new partnership between the two organizations to provide 25 Teach For America corps members and two school principals during the 2010-11 school year. This agreement marks the first formal human capital agreement by Teach For America-Chicago with a charter school authorizer, making Teach For America the largest single-source supplier of teachers and school leaders for UNO charter schools.

    "This is the perfect marriage of two education based organizations, one national and one local. Teaching is not about tenure or new vs. old teachers, it's about providing the right support for teachers to succeed in their profession," said Juan Rangel, CEO of UNO.

    * WHO: Ron Huberman, chief executive officer, Chicago Public Schools Juan Rangel, chief executive officer, UNO Josh Anderson, executive director, Teach For America-Chicago
    * WHAT: UNO and Teach For America Partnership Announcement
    * WHERE: Charter School, 2744 W. Pershing Rd. (corner of California and Pershing)
    * WHEN: Monday, September 27, 10 a.m.

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