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Jesse Ruiz was appointed Vice President of the Chicago School Board when Mayor Emanuel took office. Two years and one teachers’ strike later, his Board is facing a budget shortfall of nearly a billion dollars, stubbornly intransigent academic improvement, and … Continue reading
As of Thursday evening,there’s so far been no settlement in the teachers’ strike, but optimism prevails. There’s still time for what Catalyst Chicago’s Rebecca Harris calls “a deal that both sides will be able to spin as a win.” As … Continue reading
How, we ask Catalyst Chicago’s Sarah Karp, will this compromise between the CPS and the CTU work? How will adding, on average, one teacher to each school reach the goal of a longer school day yet not require elementary teachers … Continue reading
Dave Stieber teaches at Team Englewood on Chicago’s south side. His high school used to be Englewood Academy, but CPS broke it into two schools. Now the other half of the building is Urban Prep, a charter school. Dave’s school … Continue reading