The Sun-Times’ Lauren Fitzpatrick is back from maternity leave for a while now, but the media coverage of CPS remains in flux as we head into 2014-2015:
In case you hadn’t noticed, the Tribune’s Noreen Ahmed-Ullah is no longer covering CPS (or working at the Tribune, if I’m told correctly). Her replacement is Juan Perez, Jr. [@PerezJr], who penned the Alicia Winkler departure story in today’s paper.
Plus, WBEZ’s Linda Lutton (pictured, left) is spending at least part of her time commuting to NYC for her Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, leaving Becky Vevea t cover CPS for the station on her own. (Much of the rest of the time, she’s embedded in a school or two, working on another long-form reporting project.)
What else is there out there for CPS fanatics? Not a ton, frankly:
ChicagoNow’s White Rhino, Ray Salazar, has been putting out some great blog posts. CPS Obsessed is back at it, focused mostly on magnet and selective enrollment schools. The Reader’s Ben Joravsky continues to pen amusing if predictable screeds against City Hall’s every move. DNA Info does a great job focusing in on specific schools, as well as some citywide coverage. The Sun-Times’ Kate Grossman pens in-house editorials about CPS that I find balanced and insightful.
What else? Are there any new, secret, or especially awesome sources of education news out there that you have come to know and like (and are willing to share with the rest of us)?