Tag Archives: Catalyst-Chicago

CN May 23, 2013

Well, It’s essentially over. CPS voted yesterday to close 49 elementary schools, to co-locate 11 others, and perform “turnarounds” at five additional schools. Three of Chicago’s most distinguished education reporters, who were present at the marathon meeting, filed their stories … Continue reading

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CN December 6, 2012

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

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CN Sep 13, 2012

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

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CN August 2, 2012

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

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CN July 19, 2012

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

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CN June 7, 2012

We discuss the aftermath of the Wisconsin vote this week, with an eye toward the CTU’s strike authorization vote which began hours after Scott Walker was re-elected. Curtis Black (Newstips.org) says that the Wisconsin recall was the first major, deeply … Continue reading

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CN April 12, 2012

The largest municipal election in the country is coming down to its final week, and voting begins next Thursday – right here in Chicago. You didn’t know? ¬†Well, it’s the 11th Local School Council election, in which thousands of seats … Continue reading

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