It may well be bad news, but no one should be particularly surprised that Mayor Emanuel might ignore the Commission’s school closing recommendations — not only because the recommendations may be very cautious but also because, well, that’s what the Mayor does. What a mess.
Emanuel Indicates Commission’s Report Won’t Be Last Word On School ClosingsCBS2 Chicago:CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett formed the commission to study the district’s schools, and recommend which ones should be closed due to low enrollment or poor performance.
Was CPS email a little ‘naughty’? Link sends parents to sex site Sun Times: A link to an erotic web site found its way into an email message to parents of Chicago Public Schools children from the schools chief about standardized test scores, the Sun-Times has learned. CPS quickly caught the error and apologized.
From homeless shelter to elite science fair Tribune: In March, Lane Gunderman, a senior at the University of Chicago Lab High School, will fly to Washington to compete for one of the nation’s most prestigious high school science awards. The 18-year-old is one of 40 finalists — out of more than 1,700 applicants — for the Intel Science Talent Search.
Maine Township school board votes to fire another coach amid hazing scandal Sun Times: In calling for Emilio Rodriguez’s dismissal, the board stated in documents he was “not forthright” when he denied he’d been told about the alleged initiation of a student — one that’s previously been described as a sexual assault.
James Cappleman Says No To Charter School Takeovers in Uptown DNAI: Uptown’s alderman said he doesn’t want neighborhood schools turning into charters.
You Get What You Pay For Tim Furman: Like this blog, my school will have nothing to do with technology. It doesn’t matter— parents are afraid, and that’s the only thing I need. I’m going to hire artists to teach the classes, even the math classes, and we’re going to have 100% college acceptance.