Confusion Continues Over Standardized Testing In ChicagoDespite state and federal pressure, Chicago is delaying new standardized tests for 90 percent of CPS. The question remains: Will the city and CPS stick to their guns?
Mayor Insists His Door Is Open To Principals' ConcernsMayor Rahm Emanuel has sought to counter a perception his administration stifles dissent from school principals, saying he and Chicago Public Schools administrators have an open-door policy.
CTU Fears Chicago Could Follow Philadelphia's Lead With Teacher LayoffsChicago Teachers Union officials fear the city could soon follow Philadelphia’s steps and send out thousands of layoff notices. On Friday, the Philadelphia School District notified more than 3,000 employees of layoffs.
CPS Restructures Funding To Give Principals More Say On SpendingChicago Public Schools will move to a per-pupil funding model next year, intended to give principals more flexibility in determining how they spend their school’s dollars — while bringing all schools, including charters, onto the same funding formula.
Principals To Union: We Decide Teacher HiringThirty one principals in the Chicago public schools are sending a message to teachers union president Karen Lewis today.
Principals At E-Track Schools Put Strike Talk AsideThe Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago School Board may be at loggerheads when it comes to a new contract, but in schools where classes have already begun, it's all business.
Dozen High-Ranking Educators Accused Of Scamming School Lunch ProgramA dozen principals and assistant principals have been removed for allegedly scheming to obtain free or reduced-price school lunches for their own children.
CPS To Give Principals $130 Million To Prepare For Longer DayPrincipals in the Chicago Public Schools are in line to get $130 million to help pay for next year's longer school days.
Brizard: 'Lousy' Principals Must Be ReplacedThe head of the Chicago Public Schools says officials will replace a substantial number of principals, in an effort to help address the problem of poor performance in the most impoverished areas of the city.
CPS To Give Bonuses To Principals Whose Schools Show ImprovementChicago Public Schools officials are outlining the standards they will use when they decide which school principals and other will receive raises based on their job performance.
Some Express Doubts About Merit Pay For School PrincipalsMayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled $5 million fund to provide merit pay for Chicago Public School principals, but there are some expressing doubts and concerns.
Emanuel Unveils $5M Fund For Merit Pay For PrincipalsMayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday is unveiling a $5 million fund for merit pay for Chicago Public School principals.