More Than A Score is doing a bunch of small, informal meetings around town over the next couple weeks to get parents, teachers and students talking about how standardized testing is affecting public education in Chicago—both their individual experiences and its effect on their community and the city as a whole. For more info or
At AFT 2014 Convention, CTU and CORE’s Sarah Chambers and Michelle Gunderson go head to head with UFT President Michael Mulgrew Common Core Debate – Sarah Chambers, Michelle Gunderson vs Michael Mulgrew – Note how Mulgrew was set up at the mic to follow Sarah Chamber’s speech. Not a coincidence. Another UFT
Come and find out how we can work together to provide all our children with a high-quality education that values learning not testing.Instead of spending money on smaller class sizes, supports for the neediest students, enrichment or the arts, Chicago Public Schools spends millions of dollars on tests and test prep sold by private corporations.
Brothers and sisters, This Thursday, August 23rd, President Karen Lewis will be in Little Village meeting with the 22nd Ward IPO. As CTU members who either work or live in Little Village or just plain want to hear our President, you’re invited!! The meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Pollo Real, 3835 W. 31st St. The 22nd ward IPO is
Speak out for our Schools! Public Hearing on Concept/Horizon Charter School Tomorrow, Tuesday 8/19 CPS – 125 S. Clark – Fifth Floor Registration to speak: 5:00 – 5:45pm Hearing: 5:30pm The Board is planning to allow Concept to relocate their new school after FBI raids and political scandals messed up their first development plans.
Sign up to speak at the Board of Ed: 8am - http://www.cpsboe.org/meetings/details/next-meeting Sign up for the next Board of Education meeting is MONDAY beginning at 8am. It is important to sign up right at 8am- all the slots disappear fast! (The Board meeting is Wednesday August 27th.) The Board of Ed and the Mayor are getting
There is a CORE general meeting on Monday, August 18th, 4:30pm at Letter Carriers Hall. We have a packed and exciting agenda. August 18, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm WHERE: Letter Carriers Hall 3850 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60653 USA Send to Kindle
IMPORTANT! The contract training is not today, but tomorrow, at the Richard M. Daley Library (733 N. Kedzie) beginning at 4:00 PM. REPEAT: Hard CORE contract training is on Thursday, August 14, 2014 between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Daley library. I’m sorry if there has been any confusion, but contract training is always on the second Thursday of
From Kenzo, Those of you in Chicago probably saw yesterday’s above-the-fold cover story on teachers not qualified to teach. This story is one part of a series trying to manufacture a scandal out of a non-issue. about 100 teachers (out of the quarter-million in the state) contacted their legislators to help navigate the State Board
CORE Summer Fun Day August 23, 2014 10:00a.m.–10:00p.m. Leisure Lake ResortJoliet, IL Educators come back to school in the last week of August, but there is time for one last day of fun. Join CORE as we celebrate the end of summer and reunite for a year that promises to be memorable. CORE will spend