CPS has never had a strong, districtwide program of teacher induction and mentoring to stem an attrition rate that is higher than the national average. Instead, efforts to retain teachers depend on smaller-scale programs and individual principals who make it a goal to empower—and keep—their teachers.
Right Now On Notebook
The data is all self reported data from the school, none of it is confirmed to be accurate. For example, my principal claimed that she spent $1,000.00 on the arts budget, when in fact my classroom...
I am pretty deep into reviewing the Chicago Public Schools FY 15 budget, which means at this point I am looking rather carefully at various programs for students with disabilities and overall...
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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.
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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.
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Clinton, Obama, NCLB and the state of the Union Mike Klonsky
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