The historic closing of 49 elementary schools in Chicago left many parents bitter and feeling left out as they try to get involved in new schools. Yet parent engagement is essential for school improvement, and principals are faced with the challenge of building trust at schools that scored poorly on surveys of parent involvement.
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George seems like a decent guy ...giving money with out the Bill Gates and Obama hoops dog and pony show that they want!!
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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.