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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National Union Chief Praises Duncan (& Others)
The praise for Arne Duncan just keeps flowing in -- even as a rival, Denver's Michael Bennet, emerges on the scene, with even less experience and accomplishments than Duncan.
Here, AFT union chief Randi Weingarten lauds the cooperative relationship between Duncan and the CTU (Education and the Unions). It's not clear if this is done with a straight face.
Meanwhile, EdWeek reports that Bennet, Duncan Undergo Background Checks.
And the New Orleans Times Picayune reports that Vallas says he is not in running.
I can't believe that this guy Duncan is still standing, given the Blagojevich scandal and all.