An overhaul of the district’s career education programs seeks to make classes more challenging and put career-track students on the path to higher ed, but many schools have lost programs, and fewer students are participating overall.
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I think this is good if it makes it more difficult for people to become teachers as there are so many mediocre teachers already. It is my hope this will inhibit them. Though it might just be more...
that any program that requires just a few days of training isn't all that. IB is this decade's "New Math."
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Hearings Continue on School Turnaround Plan WBEZ
hearings continue this week on plans to turnaround some low-performing
Chicago schools and close or consolidate others that are under-enrolled.
SIPAAA information available on line and at school Pritzker Blog
Check out how our SIPAAA committee
plans to improve our school. Your comments are welcomed!
Time for an elected school board PURE
is building out in the communities that it's time for an elected school
board and time to take total power of the schools away from the Mayor.
More on Obama and Education in Chicago Class Size Matters
"We wanted him to take up the LSC cause more vigorously than he did, and
he disappointed us from time to time, but never on anything major."
Chinatown school celebrates Year of the Rat Medill Reports
Chicago elementary school students usher in the Chinese New Year.
Chicago OLPC Community Meetup Success
OLPC users who share Friendly green computers were tucked
under numerous arms.
CPS Saps My Energy Barking At Kathy
Over the last few days, I've been thinking about what we've gained by
sticking with that decision.
Beer Chicago Teacher man
Which of your teachers would you most want to have a beer
Clinton, Obama, NCLB and the state of the Union Mike Klonsky
Frankly, I can't see any real difference between Clinton's and Obama's
positions on NCLB.