School’s a week away – what’s new or different so far? Meantime, Karen Lewis continues her coy media tour (media laps it up), Sun-Times digs back into the school closings report nobody paid much attention to (and weak charter school oversight, too). Elsewhere, NYC gears up for its first year of universal preschool, and the NYT reviews a new book about teachers.
Back to School Sept 2014 CPS Obsessed: FINALLY, the OAE site is directly linked from CPS. Finding everything else may take a little more time. Find a School, which I use a lot is one extra click away now. Other CPS news – free lunch for everdiyone.
Lewis talks about Emanuel but avoids his name Chicago Tribune: Parents of schoolchildren need to shoulder more of the financial burden of funding the Chicago Public Schools. After all, homeowners who use.
Super PAC, Seven-Figure Donations Could Bolster A Karen Lewis Mayoral Run Chicagoist: Karen Lewis must be privately enjoying the way local media are hanging on her every move these days, as she continues to play coy with thoughts on a mayoral run.
Can Karen Lewis guard the henhouse? Chicago Sun-Times: Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, is clearly preparing to run for mayor of Chicago — filing the necessary forms with the State Board of Elections, circulating petitions to get on the ballot and meeting with community groups.
Kids pay the price for weak oversight of charter schools Chicago Sun-Times: Unlike traditional schools, charters do not have to report publicly, or to their authorizer (the Chicago Public Schools) the names of their vendors or how…
Rauner takes ALS ice bucket plunge; prods Madigan, Karen Lewis Chicago Sun-Times: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner posted on Facebook that he underwent the ALS ice bucket challenge. In the video, Rauner gets swamped by three different buckets.
The hidden lessons from closing 50 schools Chicago Sun-Times: … hard-hitting task force study — released in June by key members of the state’s General Assembly — on last year’s controversial, contentious and traumatic closing of 50 Chicago public schools, mostly in minority communities on the South and West Sides.
Kennedy-King College Now Offers Hospitality Management Degrees DNA Info: According to Roxanne Brown, a spokeswoman for Kennedy-King College, the name reflects the school’s new emphasis on providing skills to help grads take advantage of one of the highest growth industries.
Jackie Robinson West: America’s Team Tribune (editorial): Minutes after the double play that ended the run of an undefeated Las Vegas team on Saturday, a chant went up from the crowd at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa.
D.C. Area Schools Braced For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors WAMU: Schools across the D.C. area are returning to the classroom this week, and hundreds of unaccompanied minors will be counted among their ranks, bringing their own unique challenges to school systems.
‘The Teacher Wars,’ Dana Goldstein’s History of Education NYTL The journalist Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” serves up historical commentary instead of a searing philippic on one of the day’s hot-button issues: the role of teaching in America.
LA schools iPad project: How it started … before the bidding began KPCC: Superintendent John Deasy was a year into his tenure at the Los Angeles Unified School District when he started talking to the largest publishing company in the world, Pearson PLC, about working together on a digital transformation in public education.
On Turning Around a Troubled School: “Make Kids Feel Special” WNYC: A middle school principal explains how he turned around one of the most violent schools in New York City by establishing order and making his students feel special.
As city seeks out new pre-K teachers, a training challenge grows ChalkbeatNY: Emma Markarian, now a pre-kindergarten teacher in the city, was surprised to find herself leading an abbreviated course on child development in June to aspiring pre-K teachers who hoped to lead their own classrooms this fall — with only three months of training under their belts.