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In the News: CPS proposes Code of Conduct changes
CPS unveiled revisions to its student code of conduct Monday that will eliminate mandatory 10-day out-of-school suspensions for even the most serious cases. The school board will vote on the proposed changes Wednesday. (Tribune)
CPS spokeswoman Robyn Ziegler said the proposed changes came after meetings with youth advocacy groups concerned about the district's high rate of suspensions.
School staff and students who see a child bullying another would be required to report it, and accusations of such behavior would have to be investigated within 10 school days under a proposed Chicago Public School Student Code of Conduct that includes a crackdown on the hot-button problem. (Sun-Times)
From the CTU blog: "Rahm's longer school day tearing an elementary school apart."
The number of Chicago Public Schools students killed in gun violence this past school year dipped slightly from the previous year, but the total number of students who were shot was up sharply, according to figures from Chicago police. (Tribune)
Disagreement with the Chicago Teachers Union over merit pay has apparently scuttled a $34 million federal merit pay grant that CPS won in fall 2010. (Catalyst)
In an interview with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard reflects on his first year on the job.
IN THE NATION
Data from the AP and the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicate continued achievement gaps between boys and girls in STEM fields, especially science. (Education Week)
Parents in New York City are finding themselves paying for an increasing number of school expenses, like class trips and basic supplies.
An investigation finds incidents of cheating on high-stakes standardized tests in several D.C. schools. (The Washington Post)