Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Public gets look at new charter school Jacksonville Journal-Courier
The public got a chance to see Jacksonville’s new charter school Thursday evening.
This article was published in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on July 22nd and mentions the opening of 8 Points Charter School on August 15th.
Look who’s in school Chicago Tribune
Class is in session across the country, but not here
Chicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.
The head of the Chicago Public Schools announced on a call-in radio program Monday night that he'd advocate for the return of mandatory recess at elementary schools around the city, marking a victory for parent advocacy groups that have been fighting for it for years.
Emanuel defends property tax increase for Chicago schools Chicago Tribune
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said a property tax hike for Chicago Public Schools is acceptable because district administrators have made large cuts to the school budget and investment is necessary to improve important programs like early childhood education.
It’s back to school time in Chicago, and for most families that means new teachers, and new classes. But this year, it also means the beginning of a new era in school leadership.