Tag Archive | Programs

If it Sounds Too Good to be True, It Probably Is!

Source: cps.edu

Source: cps.edu

Starting in the 2013-2014 school years, Chicago Public School principals’ budgets will be based on per-pupil spending instead of the per-position spending from years past. The CPS marketing department must have been in full gear when they issued a press release heralding “autonomy” over the school budget for principals. As principals received their budgets for the next school year, many are realizing that their new “autonomy” is coming at a huge price; in some cases over $1 million. Many of the school’s budgets are short thousands of dollars for next year from the year before, which forces principals to make tough decisions about staffing for the next school year. Read More…

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Maybe it’s me, but Students Should be able to Wipe their Butts!

Source: robbwoff.com

Source: robbwoff.com

The Chicago Teacher’s Union released a video on Friday from a couple of students at Gage Park High School describing the conditions that the young ladies have to endure to use the washroom at their high school. Shouldn’t young ladies going to school be able to have privacy in the bathroom and have the ability to wipe their butt after using the bathroom? Read More…

Can teachers prevent dropouts?

Source: youthvoices.net

Source: youthvoices.netThere has been a lof

The high school drop out rate has been a topic of discussion in education reform for a long time. While the statistics are sobering, there has been significant progress made in decreasing the dropout rate. However, for the students who do drop out there are dire consequences ahead. PBS Newshour posed a question that is worth exploring: Can teachers prevent dropouts? Read More…