Seriously, these school closing stories. Does every media outlet in Chicago have to do them? I guess so. Also: More budget cut anecdotes — in news coverage and in the comments. And: Emanuel is in Israel, and Lewis suddenly wants CPS to be popular like the Cubs — after having spent the past year bashing its management.
She blames budget cuts and school closings and gang violence on City Hall, which is of course her right. But observers like me blame her for future enrollment drops and educator departures caused by her relentless (and sometimes ridiculous) teardown of everyone involved with the school system who isn’t a classroom teacher. CPS doesn’t get popular like the Cubs while one of its biggest players is spending all her time complaining to the press about how badly run the team is.
School year ends with sit-in at one school Chicago Tribune: For the most part, the school year ended Wednesday without a hitch, although a small group of activists staged a sit-in for several hours at one of the schools being closed by the Chicago Public Schools.
Pepper Spray At Elementary School Sends 9 Kids To Hospital Chicagoist: “This was an unfortunate accident and school officials took the appropriate steps this afternoon,” Chicago Public Schools spokesman Becky Carroll told NBC.
As school shuts, kids worry about what’s next Tribune: After 119 years, school’s out forever at West Pullman Elementary. On Wednesday, seventh-grader Willie Cooper and his classmates walked out of the Far South Side school, one of 49 elementary schools the city is shutting down, for the last time.
A child’s view of CPS’s historic school closings: ‘I just don’t get it, I don’t get it at all’ Sun Times: The emotional note would describe how one child felt to be swept up in one of the nation’s largest mass school closings, starting Wednesday with King and 27 other Chicago Public Schools. Fighting tears, she, like many other children Wednesday, called her school a second home. Parents, teachers and children across the city shared the pain.
Final hours at Bontemps Elementary WBEZ: Principal Allen Mosley did not stay home from school the day he fell down the stairs at home. He showed up to school with a broken rib.
Shoesmith Principal Cuts Science Program to Pay for Toilet PaperDNAI: Kenwood elementary school is also losing Spanish after CPS slashed $66,000 from budget.
Brown: New CPS budgeting formula means real cuts — and pain — at schools Chicago Sun-Times: Lost in the continued angst over school closings, many surviving Chicago Public Schools are facing painful budget cuts that may end up eliminating more jobs and disrupting more students than did even the closings. These cuts coincide with introduction …
CPS Inspector General probes school-lunch deal Crain’s Chicago Business: For the second time in two years, Chicago Public Schools’ $100-million-a-year food-services operation is being probed for alleged improprieties. School officials are confirming that they’ve asked CPS Inspector General James Sullivan to review a recent …
LEWIS Vs. EMANUEL
Lewis: Loyalty to public schools should rival that of Cubs fans WBEZ:Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis wants people to rally around the city’s public schools like loyal Chicago Cubs fans.
The unexcused absence??? Chicago Sun-Times: Translation: Rahm was skiing in Utah when the Chicago Public Schools board announced in March that they would be shutting 54 schools. ◇ Translation 2: Rahm is now conveniently in Israel with a bevy of celebs.
Pass or Fail for the Chicago Public Schools? Chicago Tribune: The newsmaker onstage at Tuesday evening’s Chicago Forward was Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett. But at the center of her discussion with Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold were questions Chicagoans and others had about the future of
Teacher Training & Evaluation WTTW: Dozens of Chicago Public Schools close for the last time — and hundreds of teachers may not return. Read a report on national teacher quality.
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