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In the News: CPS principal search goes nationwide
Chicago will search the country for 50 new school principals this year and hand each of them a $25,000 bonus if they agree to come and take over a failing school, another move toward rewarding high-performing educators in the city with cash, the Tribune reported over the weekend.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that CPS will offer up to 50 out-of-town principals privately funded $25,000 signing bonuses for landing jobs in CPS. (Catalyst)
More competition this year makes it even harder to get into one of Chicago's elite public high schools. (Tribune)
A 17-year-old student accused of fatally stabbing a schoolmate Thursday inside a Southwest Side alternative high school was ordered held without bond Saturday. (Sun-Times)
IN THE NATION
The increasing flow of venture capital into K-12, and heightened interest in educational technology, are creating opportunities for market newcomers. (Education Week)
Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, says new teacher-evaluation methods are needed, but judging teachers based on student test scores does more harm than good. (Education Week)
D.C. schools chancellor addresses the contention lurking within allegations of cheating in the District and other urban school systems is the belief that minority children can’t make significant gains on test scores without improper intervention from teachers or administrators. (The Washington Post)