Notes from the news, Sept. 12
by Wendy Harris on Sep 12 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
District reports recommend against renewing 2 charters Inquirer
Two internal documents recommend that Planet Abacus and Laboratory charter schools, both founded by Dorothy June Brown, should not receive a five-year renewal because of concerns about finances and administration.
Ed Week and other coverage of the Chicago teacher strike Notebook
The city's first teacher strike in 25 years has teachers calling for an increase in pay, more resources for the classrooms, and additional staff to support programs.
Chicago teachers keep up strike AP via Inquirer
In the second day of the strike, the union said that it has signed off on only six of the 48 articles in its contract, showing that the two sides have a long way to go before a deal is reached.
Commentary: What's at stake in the Chicago teachers strike? Notebook
Members of the Chicago teachers' union and 25,000 teachers are walking the picket line in a strike that Notebook blogger Ron Whitehorne calls "a confrontation between two competing visions of what public schools need."
Commentary: A repugnant strike in Chicago Inquirer
Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane says the Chicago strike, which includes teachers who are making an average of $76,000 a year, smacks of "moral repugnance....against the aspiring poor."
Scranton schools under investigation for fixing test scores The Citizens' Voice
Superintendent William King said he is looking at scoring irregularities in several city schools, but would not name them, citing privacy concerns because the investigation deals with school personnel.
British schools put cameras in bathrooms, lockers AP via Daily News
A report reveals that 200 high schools across Britain have installed video cameras in bathrooms or locker rooms, a practice that, according to the Justice Department, is not used in U.S. schools due to privacy issues.
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