It’s all here — Strike notice. Recess. Common Core. Violence. What else you got?Chicago Teachers Union to file 10-day strike notice Chicago Tribune: The Chicago Teachers Union plans to file a 10-day strike notice Wednesday, meaning a teacher walkout could begin after the majority of the city’s students finish their first week of school, sources said. The union and CPS have been in talks for months …
Report: Teachers Union To File 10-Day Strike Notice Wednesday CBS2 Chicago: CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has learned Chicago Public Schools officials are ready for the worst. CPS officials have been waiting to be notified about a strike – hoping to avoid it altogether.
Report: CPS teachers to file strike notice Wednesday ABC7Chicago: Chicago Public Schools teachers will file a strike notice Wednesday, according to published reports, which means they could walk out in 10 days. Filing a notice does not automatically mean teachers will walk out.
Chicago teens write about violence plaguing city: ‘I don’t want to be next’ Sun Times: When Columbia College’s high school writing applicants are asked what they want to write about, overwhelmingly they’ve said “violence.” In the past, they were diverted to topics like teen joblessness and attributes of rap music. But this bloody summer most of the teens insisted. “It has become so much a part of their lives it can’t be ignored. So we said, ‘Go ahead.’ The result was poignant, revealing, candid and uncensored,” says Executive Director Brenda Butler.
New math and reading standards trickle into Chicago-area classrooms WBEZ: Illinois is one of 46 states adopting a new set of national math and reading standards called the “Common Core.” It was a key requirement for billions in competitive federal grants. Schools have until 2014 to adopt the new standards, but some districts aren’t waiting.
Recess in schools Slate: How do you introduce recess to kids who have never left the classroom?
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