New school years bring in new opportunities for both students and teachers. Besides all the new Grizzlies that are coming to Payton this year, the school also is welcoming some new teachers to Payton this year. Within this group of new teachers, one of them is English teacher Mr. Quinones. Also, some fun facts about Mr. Quinones are that he likes to watch anime, read mangas, and likes K-pop!
By Bridget Galibois and Ryan Thomas, Contributors “At Payton, there seems to be sometimes a divide between student engagement in class and … what students are passionate about outside of class, in […]
When Principal Tim Devine announced on February 11 that he would be leaving Payton at the end of this school year, citing a desire to return to teaching, few could have expected that the coronavirus pandemic would upend nearly every facet of daily life in the coming months.
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.
In Chicago, it’s time for decisive action before it’s too late.
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.
Developments from Day 6 of the strike.
Striking public school teachers took to the streets of downtown Chicago Wednesday morning, marking day five of cancelled classes with a massive rally designed to pressure Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she delivered her first budget address at City Hall.
Classes were canceled for a fourth straight school day Tuesday as the CTU/SEIU strike continued.