The School Board will vote on contracts for Grow Your Own, Teach For America and the Golden Apple Foundation to recruit and train a diverse pool of teachers for hard-to-fill positions, including special and bilingual education, and in high-needs schools.
Chicago Public Schools is seeking to recoup money spent on the crooked SUPES contract and other penalties under a state law that allows government agencies to sue individuals who commit fraud against them.
The current climate of unbridled school competition has diverted resources and support away from neighborhood schools, putting them on an unequal playing field and exacerbating our city’s social inequality.
The Chicago Teachers Union wanted the Board of Education immediately restore the steps-and-lanes structure for salary increases which was frozen in September. But a state labor board ruled unanimously today against the union’s request.