Doubling Jones. Handful of Commission closing recommendations. High school graduation rate increase nationally. Board meeting. Anything else?
Jones College Prep to double number of studentsSun Times: Ignoring the wishes of many South Loop parents and their alderman, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the old Jones College Prep High School building will not be repurposed for a neighborhood school but instead will double the number of students allowed to test in.
Plan to Double Size of Jones College Prep ‘Unacceptable’ to Ald. FiorettiDNAI:>City to expand Jones H.S., but alderman, local residents wanted building to become a neighborhood school.
Emanuel lauds Jones Prep expansion, alderman asks for new local high school Tribune: Emanuel appeared with Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett at Jones College Prep, characterizing the move to keep the school’s old building operational when a new selective enrollment campus opens as a way to stop parents across the city from moving to …
Far fewer schools may close this year Tribune: The commission on school closings has told Chicago Public Schools officials that shutting a large number of schools would create too much upheaval, and that it is leaning toward a recommendation for closing far fewer schools than many have feared — possibly as few as 15, sources said.
Angry Parents Knock on Mayor’s Door in Push to Save Schools Medill: “I can’t see it at all how our school is underutilized at any point. Fifty-eight percent utilized capacity?” said Torrence Shorter in prepared remarks. “We use the whole entire school building. We have a health clinic inside our school building that we use not only for our children inside our school building, but our whole community uses that health center,” said the parent with two children at Ryerson Elementary School in Humboldt Park.
Parents raise questions about UNO charter schools’ use of millions from state … Tribune: While Chicago Public Schools says many of its schools are underenrolled, Rangel said neighborhood schools in Hispanic communities like Brighton Park and Archer Heights are overcrowded.
10-Year-Old to Plead for More Schools at Board of Education Meeting DNAI: Ella Dokic, a 10-year-old student, will read her essay about quality public schools at a CPS meeting.
Chicago Catholic Schools see enrollment increase SF Gate: The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Tuesday the school system has seen an increase of 675 students during that period. Catholic schools superintendent Sister M. Paul McCaughey says donations, among other reasons, have driven the surge in enrollment.
Maine Township to discuss another high school employee in hazing scandal Sun Times: The fate of another Maine West High School employee connected to hazing allegations will be discussed at a special school board meeting Thursday, a spokesman for the school district said.
School start date Tribune: This past Friday afternoon I received an email from CPS CEO Barbara-Byrd Bennett informing CPS families of the proposed “single-track” calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.
Study: High school grad rate highest since ‘76 Sun Times: The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said in a study released Tuesday. Officials said the steady rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy and a greater competition for new jobs. “
Study: High school grad rate highest since ’76 WBEZ: The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said in a study released Tuesday.
Commentary: In the long run, do children really benefit from preschool? Tribune: One morning in September, my husband dragged himself out of bed at 5 a.m. and rode his bike to a nearby preschool. The moonlit block was empty but for the first seeds of a sleepy line forming outside the school’s doors.
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