This morning’s news includes stories about expanding magnet and all-day kindergarten programs, whether the new disciplinary and community engagement policies will work, and the new curfew, among other things. Check it out and let me know what I missed or what’s important.
CPS chief promises more magnet, all-day kindergarten programs Sun Times: The magnet schools expansion represents a $5 million investment to reach an additional 2,300 students at both new and current magnet schools, Brizard said.
More tolerance in new CPS code of conduct WBEZ: Chicago Public Schools has adopted a new student discipline policy that one parent group says moves the district a step away from zero tolerance.
CPS updates policy on dealing with head injuries Tribune: Hoping to keep student athletes who may have suffered a concussion off the field until they get a medical clearance, Chicago Public Schools has approved a new policy for dealing with head injuries.
CPS Expanding Full-Day Kindergarten CNC: Chicago Public Schools plans to add thousands of full-day kindergarten slots along with more seats at magnet and charter schools for the upcoming school year, CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said Wednesday at the Chicago Board.
CPS Effort to Engage Parents Arouses Skepticism CNC: In the past, the Office of Local School Council and Community Support took responsibility for much of the district’s parent and community outreach. Last year, the office had a budget of $3.1 million, with 17 full-time staff members downtown but none elsewhere.
Local Dignitaries Celebrate Opening of Decatur Career Academy MarketWatch: DeVry created the first Advantage Academy in partnership with Chicago Public Schools under the leadership of then-CEO Arne Duncan in 2004. A second Advantage Academy program opened in Columbus, Ohio in 2006.
Will A Stricter Curfew Help Reduce Crime? Huffington Post: The Chicago City Council approved, without debate, a more strict citywide curfew for children 12 years of age or younger Thursday. The new curfew law goes into effect Sept. 18.
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