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.
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If I were a primary teacher I might say: “Girls and Boys now we are going to have fun with numbers. I am going to teach you how to claim savings beyond the level your school district ever budgeted...
The admittance process change at Noble is only going to result in more students failing freshman year. While that's a 'feel good' for the CTU and some supporters, it's not to benefit of anyone...
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Chi-Town Daily Beating Everyone Else Out?
I may be wrong, but it feels like the Chi-Town Daily News -- a newish, online only, part-volunteer "paper" -- is giving the most consistent, timely, and dedicated education coverage in the city. Better than the dailies. Better than NPR or PBS. Better than Catalyst. With nothing more than determination and a freelancer or two. Amazing.
Here's the latest from them: Management change at N. Side charter school angers parents
The comments and analysis are still much better here, but in a perfect world I'd have more news reporting to go along with the rest -- am trying to work that out with the powers that be.