Today’s big news is discussion about whether calls for parents to pull their kids out of class are appropriate or effective, as well as the CPS Board meeting and budget consideration (Access Living opposes), the heat, the Mayor’s response to Brizard criticism, and more.
There was also some heated comment and Twitter discussion last night following an anonymous reader comment suggesting that CTU and ILRYH were being too critical of CPS when they should be contributing to the start of the school year.
CPS boycott called for tomorrowCrain’s Chicago Business: They still don’t like how Chicago Public Schools are being run, so they’re taking it to the streets, again. That’s the word from a group here named Journey for …
First day brings questions of safety, academics, resources Catalyst: CPS data show that while most students from closed schools enrolled in designated welcoming schools, more than 1,200 students spread out to another 200-plus schools.
CPS to vote on budget amid rally, boycott of schools Chicago Tribune: Just past the heightened scrutiny over security and school consolidations brought on by the first day of school, Chicago school officials will voteWednesday on a $5.58 billion budget that promises teacher and program cuts and has generated additional…
CPS budget cheats kids with severe disabilities, advocacy group says Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Public Schools’ new “student-based” budgeting shortchanges kids with severe disabilities who need additional resources, an advocacy organization for…
Wolcott School opens doors Wednesday Chicago Tribune: For Mollie Aeder to meet her educational needs, she had to attend a boardingschool six hours away in Michigan, her parents said. The couple wanted a highschool wholly dedicated to teaching students with learning disabilities like their 14-year-old’s
Schools Canceled As Heat Wave Sweeps Through Midwest NPR: It’s hot in parts of the Midwest this week, and student and teachers just back to school are suffering.
Parents Fuming About CPS School Without PowerNBC Chicago: Chicago Public Schools children had to be evacuated on the second day of school after a transformer exploded outside Mollison Elementary School, knocking …
Asean Johnson: The 9-Year-Old Who Captivated a Nation BET: His mother, who works for Chicago Public Schools, was on strike last year and her young son took extraordinary interest in the issues. “I’m not an activist nor …
Comings & Goings: Travis, Allensworth Catalyst: The Consortium on Chicago School Research gets a permanent director, and two foundations get new program officers.
Thousands commemorate March on Washington’s 50th anniversary Catalyst: The Chicago Reporter traveled to Washington, D.C., to document some of the festivities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The CTU plans to change the political landscape in Chicago. In These Times: In April, as the union waged an unsuccessful fight against school closures, CTU President Karen Lewis declared: “If the mayor and his hand-picked corporate school board will not listen to us, we must find those who will.”