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    It varies by school. Some just hold one...

    It varies by school. Some just hold one open-house a year. Our school gives five or six a year.
  2. Draft 2013-2014 calendar has an 26 Aug. start

    Raise Your Hand has posted notes from an 11 Jan. meeting on the 2013-2014 unified calendar.

    http://ilraiseyourhand.org/content/notes-unified-calendar-meeting-cpsctu-11113

    Looks like CPS wants...
  3. Lincoln Park HS is now "Wall to Wall IB" for Sep. 2013

    http://lincolnparkhs.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=258330&id=0

    This seems to be a surprise to students and families already attending

    How many of their currently faculty they will retain...
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    Principal discretion is gone at the elementary...

    Principal discretion is gone at the elementary level.

    Whether the lottery is random or not is a separate question. CPS does not disclose how many students applied to which schools and at which...
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    Americans like democracy. Many Chicagoans are...

    Americans like democracy. Many Chicagoans are surprised to discover that the school board is unelected.
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    Well, the advisory referendum rocked. It was in...

    Well, the advisory referendum rocked. It was in over 300 precincts thanks to redistricting, and received 86% approval. Higher than any other ballot question. Clearly the voters of Chicago want an...
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    Which school is that? It's very good that you can...

    Which school is that? It's very good that you can get 4 "specials" aside from library and PE each week. Some quarters we have this, three art classes and a Spanish class, but not all quarters. I like...
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    Universal Calendar Next Year

    Bell's website is reporting this and I unofficially confirmed via phone with a high-level CPS office.

    There will be a universal calendar for CPS next year. No Track R v. Track E.

    It will be...
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    "Focused" is not quite correct. In CPS-land,...

    "Focused" is not quite correct. In CPS-land, being a "fine arts" school means that you have at least two and sometimes three teachers in the fine arts -- visual art, music, and drama. For those of us...
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    Opt Out of testing

    There are a growing numbers of parents, teachers, and principals who are dismayed by the number of standardized tests that CPS is imposing from kindergarten on up. Some of theses tests were developed...
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    Elected School Board for Chicago

    In 327 precincts, there will be an advisory referendum on whether Chicago should have an elected school board, which it has never had. Virtually every other Illinois school district has an elected...
  12. Thread: CIWP Access?

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    CIWP Access?

    Does anyone have a copy of their school's CIWP, which was produced last May, on their school's website? If so, could you post a link.

    I have not been able to find the CIWPs at the CPS site; I...
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    Whitley explained that truly meant with a high...

    Whitley explained that truly meant with a high number of graduates earning the diploma. The rate for Chicago is very low (only 20% pass v. 80% passing worldwide). Family Friend, do you have a source...
  14. Thread: CPS Arts Plan

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    One problem is the aim of aligning the arts...

    One problem is the aim of aligning the arts curriculum to the Common Core State Standards for Math and Literary. But it should be the other way around. The curriculum for math and literacy should be...
  15. Thread: CPS Arts Plan

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    CPS Arts Plan

    Has anyone been attending the CPS Arts Plan public forums? I was at only one, and the plan, such that it is, has some real flaws. There is a lot of good to it, but the flaws could undercut much of...
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