Judge allows CPS to continue school closing plan Tribune: A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction to halt Chicago Public Schools from closing almost 50 schools this year. The injunction request was made in lawsuits filed by parents and backed by the Chicago Teachers Union that sought…
Visit to shuttered Chicago school shows all that’s left behind WBEZ: WBEZ stopped by and, as you can hear in this audio piece (above), we found a community that cares deeply about what might happen to its former school. After the reunion, we got to take an unescorted walk through the building. We took photos (below) that provide a glimpse of the district’s salvage efforts — and what could get left behind.
Every CPS School Bus To Feature Video Cameras CBS2 Chicago: Another big change is coming to Chicago Public Schools. For the first time,on the first day of school, all buses will be equipped with video cameras. That means big brother in the main office will have his eye on every student, every bus …
Mayor Rahm takes a TIF poll! Reader: As anyone who attends, works in, or sends their children to a public school can tell you, there are two worlds when it comes to public education in Chicago. There’s the world of Mayor Emanuel’s propaganda machine—a fantasy created by clever publicists.…
Last-Minute A-F Changes Lifted 165 Indiana School Grades StateImpact: Bennett’s staff does not directly mention the change in emails the Associated Press published this month. From those messages, it’s not apparent state officials made the change with Christel House alone in mind. The finding does, however, shows how a relatively minor alteration to the A-F grading scale can have statewide implications.
On education, mayoral hopefuls don’t talk about their limitations GothamSchools: Despite coming from different candidates, the pledges have one thing in common: They can’t be fulfilled from inside City Hall, despite mayoral control of the city’s schools.
Houston Rockets Pre-K to Top of the Priority List The American Prospect: In Texas’s Harris County, a major early childhood education initiative offers a test case for the rest of the country. Via Politico.