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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I'm not sure why some are bemoaned this article written by the staff at Catalyst. It was written based on actually circumstances and facts. It was the usual gloss job CPS relishes such as, "...
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How To Change A Transcript?
The news is full of allegations that someone at Simeon HS changed Derrick Rose's transcript -- and then changed it back after copies had been sent to Memphis.
Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose at center of Memphis NCAA probe Chicago Tribune
A Chicago Public Schools
source said Thursday that a grade on Rose's high school transcript was
changed from a D to a C by someone at Simeon Career Academy in the
final semester of his senior year.
Derrick Rose's grade was changed at Simeon High Chicago Sun-Times
A teacher handed Derrick Rose a "D"
in the last semester of his senior year at Simeon High School.
My question is -- who would be in a position to do that -- a teacher, a clerk, a principal, or just about anyone? And, even more interesting to me, how would they do it? Is it easy breezy, or complicated like computer hacking? Is it common, or rare?