BREAKING: Melissa Resh Chosen As Payton’s Next Principal

By Madison Bratley ’21 After months of assessing potential candidates, Payton’s Local School Council on Monday night chose Melissa Resh to succeed Timothy Devine as Payton’s next principal.  The Local School Council last month had narrowed the field to two competitive candidates, Jaya Miller-Little from Whitney Young High School and Resh from Lake View High School. After public interviews last month and a public comment … Continue reading BREAKING: Melissa Resh Chosen As Payton’s Next Principal

AT LAST!: Chicago Breathes Sigh of Relief As Teacher Strike Ends (Column)

Two Wednesdays ago, few in this city would have imagined that by the time students returned to school there would be snow on the ground. Yet here Lightfoot was at City Hall, early on Halloween afternoon, saying the strike was finally over as snow fell faster and faster outside. Continue reading AT LAST!: Chicago Breathes Sigh of Relief As Teacher Strike Ends (Column)

Legal Analysis: No Regionals for CPS Cross-Country Athletes After 11th-Hour Lawsuit Fails

CPS cross-country runners (including Payton’s) won’t be allowed to compete in the IHSA Regional competitions tomorrow after a judge rejected a request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) allowing them to compete while the CTU strike continues. “I greatly respect Judge Reilly’s (and the IHSA’s) desire for caution in order to protect student safety,” Will Foster writes. “Nevertheless, I am at least a bit skeptical of the ruling for the reasons heretofore stated. In particular, some of the factual assumptions upon which the equitable balancing rests seem dubious.” Continue reading Legal Analysis: No Regionals for CPS Cross-Country Athletes After 11th-Hour Lawsuit Fails