Archive for August 2013

Layoffs, Cuts, Training

Layoffs, Cuts, Training
Lots of comments about last week’s budget meetings and principal training over the weekend, plus a bit of new news about layoffs: CPS firing more lunchroom workers Tribune: Chicago Public Schools began laying off 200 lunchroom workers Friday in the latest round of pink slips issued by the cash-strapped district. CPS officials said in a news release that... Read more »

Budget Hearing Brouhaha

Budget Hearing Brouhaha
Parents blast schools budget WBEZ: “Tell us the things you think we’re spending money on, that you think we ought to cut,” said Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley. “You can’t just say, ‘Give us more.’  Tell us what you think we should cut.” Parents rail at CPS cuts Chicago Tribune: Parents and education advocates voiced anger and frustration over... Read more »

Court Approves Closings

Court Approves Closings
Closings upheld, budget cuts scrutinized, first day of school promoted, plus crime's down and more...
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