With the most recent update to its remote learning grading policy, CPS has demonstrated its failure to adequately take students’ situation into account.
The principal applicant pool has been narrowed, and the final choice is between Ms. Jaya Miller-Little, assistant principal of Whitney Young High School, and Ms. Melissa Resh, assistant principal of Lake View High School.
Chicago Public Schools on Thursday announced major changes in its grading system for the remainder of the school year, causing confusion and dismay among Payton students who had hoped that the current system — in which assignments can help, but never hurt, a student’s letter grade — would continue.
Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all Illinois schools closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the academic year. But we wish the state would at least wait and see what conditions are in May before making a definitive decision.
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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.
Payton teachers returned to the picket line outside school Friday morning as the CTU strike entered its second day.
Payton teachers arrived in front of school in the faint light of early dawn Thursday, settling in for hours of picketing as the first day of the citywide Chicago Teachers Union walkout began.
The Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates on Wednesday night voted unanimously to schedule a strike authorization vote for late this month.
As Payton teachers returned to school this week to prep for the first day of classes on Tuesday, leaders of their union continued to negotiate with the City of Chicago over a new contract.