CPS News Roundup | Bleader

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CPS News Roundup

Posted By on 05.12.10 at 10:57 AM

* News that CPS was replacing of 80 principals made big news, but WBEZ and Catalyst report that the figure's relationship to actual performance-based change was unclear; a lot of it is natural turnover.

* CPS is cutting foreign language instruction at elementary magnet schools. They say that if the department is funded at last year's levels the classes will return, but that's not part of the governor's plan, and obviously the legislature doesn't have a budget plan right now.

* From the end of this Catalyst article: "But if lawmakers are able to pass a bill with level education funding and CPS’ deficit is only $300 million, Huberman said Tuesday he will fill the gap by asking the union to make some concessions. According to the union contract, CPS is supposed to pay the teachers an additional 4 percent in the coming year." Which makes the recent top-level raises—sorry, increased salaries—strategically awkward.

* The new CPS CFO was named one of Crain's Women to Watch. Watch, but not quote.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
His Greatness The Buena at Pride Arts Center
October 20
Galleries & Museums
June 11 1

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories