Lots of schools and government offices are closed down on the East Coast, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, but the news of the day in Chicago includes none of that — just more about closings, Lincoln Elementary, ISBE’s smaller Race to the Top application, and a look at Air Force Academy High School.
On heels of strike, teachers union braces for school closure fight nwitimes.com: Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, said CPS officials must release a list of proposed schools to close by Dec. 1. However, CPS also plans to expand its charter campuses — non-union schools that receive some public funding and …
Chicago in the 1960s: Black teachers revolt against racism Salon: Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) organizer Brandon Johnson, who is a black man, recently spoke about a conversation he had with veteran black educator Dr. Grady Jordan about racism in the schools today.
Lincoln Park school pushing cash-strapped CPS for new facility Chicago Sun-Times: “If somebody wants to write a $30 million check, we can do it, but right now we don’t have that money,” School Board President David Vitale told Chicago Sun-Times education reporter Rosalind Rossi on Wednesday.
State scales back on early childhood Catalyst: Illinois lost its first bid for $70 million in the federal grant competition and is applying again in a special second round for runners-up, but is only eligible for up to $35 million this time around. Only six to eight high-need communities will get extra support under the state’s plan, down from 15 in the original proposal.
Air Force Academy High School Sets High Bars For Students ChicagoTalks: In the spring of 2013 the first senior class will graduate from AFAHS located in Armour Square on the Near South Side of Chicago.
Article: For Asians, School Tests Are Vital Steppingstones cpsobsessed: As we read last year, Asian students make up something like 75% of students at the city’s top HS, and there are something like 6 African American students out a few thousand. So hard to believe that for all the moaning that goes on here about Tiers that NYC uses none of that. Now there is a lawsuit being filed by the NAACP saying the process is unfair to black and hispanic students.
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