As CPS prepares to close a record number of schools, the fate of students and communities is in question.
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In the News: Report finds high charter spending
A new report by the National Education Policy Center that focuses on charter schools' financial performance concludes that many well-known charter school networks spend more money than comparable, regular public schools.
CPS last week launched a new website designed to, it says, "provide the public with timely and factual information about the collective bargaining process as negotiations continue between CPS and its seven employee union organizations." The page contains links and info regarding the state education reform law known as SB7. There's also a downloadable timeline on the collective bargaining between CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union.
IN THE STATE
North Suburban High School District 214 passed a staff professional development and evaluation plan on Thursday that includes student performance in teacher evaluations. (Daily Herald)
IN THE NATION
A nonprofit organization created by the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers will be the nation's first union-affiliated authorizer of charter schools. (AFT.org)
A Los Angeles charter elementary school with low test scores gets a reprieve. (Los Angeles Times)
The D.C. public school system will be eliminating more than 300 jobs. Teachers were notified that they have until August to find other positions in the school system. (NBC Washington)