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: CTU soldiers on with big rally plans for Sat.
The Chicago Teachers Union, whether the strike is settled or not by the end of today, is holding a "Stand Strong With Chicago Teachers" rally Saturday at noon in Union Park. It is expecting thousands of supporters to show up.
The Chicago teachers strike enters its fifth day as "number crunching" apparently delayed a deal that both sides had hoped would be reached on Thursday, according to the Tribune. Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union began the day saying they were close to a deal that could return teachers and students to the classroom on Monday, but officials left marathon negotiations early today saying they were still ironing out details.
As negotiations dragged on into Thursday night, it began to seem doubtful whether CPS and the union would reach a deal by Friday's 2pm House of Delegates meeting. (Catalyst)
Gary Rubinstein's Teach For Us blog breaks down the term "value-added," often applied to the use of test scores in teacher evaluation.
William Bennett, former U.S. secretary of education from 1985 to 1988 under President George H.W. Bush, who once condemned Chicago Public Schools, had this to say in a CNN editorial about the current teachers strike: "Once again, the Chicago Teachers Union is showing its true colors: self-serving public sector bullies more interested in their well-being than the well-being of students."
IN THE NATION
Fifth graders in schools where teachers faithfully used the Responsive Classroom teaching approach performed better on statewide assessments of mathematics and reading skills than their peers at schools that did not use the social-emotional-learning program’s strategies as much, according to new research presented at a national conference last week. (Education Week)