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In the News: CPS plans to add 60 more charters
Chicago Public Schools plans to add 60 more charter schools over five years, part of a larger proposal for 100 new schools over the same five years that is laid out in an application seeking $20 million for charter schools from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Tribune reports.
The Chicago Teachers Union emailed a registration form to media members who intend to cover its May 23 rally at the Auditorium Theatre. News organizations will be limited to three press passes for the CTU members-only event. When the auditorium reaches its capacity, people will be directed to an outdoor rally that will be held simultaneously at 431 S. Michigan Ave. in Grant Park.
Dyett High School on the South Side, one the 17 schools that the Chicago Board of Education to "phase out," held a combination of celebration, protest, and news conference on May 14 that also included a celebration of student art. One of Dyett's successes was a highly creative art program. (Substance News)
IN THE NATION
David Coleman, an architect of the common core curriculum standards, will take over the College Board in October, The New York Times reports. Coleman said one of his top priorities is to reshape the organization’s influential college-admissions test, the SAT, to better reflect the new standards.
In New York City public schools, a student’s educational outcomes and opportunity to learn are statistically more determined by where he or she lives than their abilities, according to "A Rotting Apple: Education Redlining in New York City," released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
The Clark County School District — the fifth largest in the nation and the largest public employer in Nevada — announced it will send pink slips to 1,015 teachers and literacy specialists next month, triggering the worst-case scenario in dealing with a $64 million budget shortfall. (Las Vegas Sun)
A study by researchers at John Hopkins University found that as many as 15 percent of U.S. students miss at least one school day in 10, and have gone undetected because of the way attendance is measured. Recent studies of children in New York, Chicago and other cities suggest that attendance may predict a student’s academic progress as effectively as test scores do. (NYT)