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  • CPS student gains to make up 50% of principal evaluations

    CPS student gains to make up 50% of principal evaluations
    Student achievement will now account for 50 percent of the evaluations given to principals in Chicago Public Schools. The student achievement portion of the new evaluation will be twice the minimum recommended by a 2010 state law. The remaining half of...
  • Departing Brizard to get full year's salary

    Departing Brizard to get full year's salary
    Departing Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will get a full year's salary as part of his severance package, district officials said today. The school board gave Brizard a two-year contract at $250,000 a year when it hired him in April 2011....
  • CPS boss proposes 5-year moratorium on school closings

    CPS boss proposes 5-year moratorium on school closings
    Trying to help sell drastic school closings this year, Chicago Public Schools is planning to commit to a five-year moratorium on shuttering schools starting in fall 2013. New schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced the commitment to a moratorium Monday...
  • Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'

    Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked choice to head the Chicago public schools resigned Thursday, just three weeks after the end of the city's first teachers strike in a quarter century. Jean-Claude Brizard said he and the mayor agreed he should step down...
  • Chicago teachers OK new contract, get ready for next fight

    Chicago teachers OK new contract, get ready for next fight
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis called the overwhelming vote by teachers in favor of a contract agreement a victory, but said the union would continue to fight against school closing and the growth of privately-run charter schools. "No...
  • Talks drag on, with school closings in spotlight

    Talks drag on, with school closings in spotlight
    Talks aimed at settling the Chicago teachers strike inched along Wednesday, while away from the bargaining table debate focused on how Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board would implement an anticipated spate of school closings took center stage....
  • Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon

    Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon
    Thousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal. Parents can expect to wait until...
  • Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday

    Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday
    The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday. On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
  • What would Neva Boyd think?

    What would Neva Boyd think?
    In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games. Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
  • Pritzker knows commerce

    Pritzker knows commerce
    When business leaders complain that President Barack Obama has been at best neglectful and at worst hostile toward the nation's job creators, they cite a long list of grievances. On the list — not high, but on the list — is that when Obama...
  • 'Whose schools? Our schools!'

     
    By Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
  • Open thread: Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......