How do you say the word “boast” in Arabic? Many students at Lindblom Math & Science Academy could tell you. Only a handful of public high schools in Chicago teach Arabic, and Lindblom has the largest program.
The Chicago Teachers Union is rejecting a proposal to immediately lengthen Chicago’s school day.Chicago Public Schools wanted 90 more minutes of class for elementary schools this year, an idea schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard floated on TV this week.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a plan to give teachers a small raise in exchange for extending the school day.Emanuel's schools chief, Jean Claude Brizard, this week said he's willing to give teachers a two percent raise, in exchange for 90 extra minutes in kindergarten through eighth grades.
The Chicago Board of Education has passed the 2012 budget for Chicago Public Schools.Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard presented the proposed budget at Wednesday's school board meeting.
Despite a budget crisis that is forcing hundreds of millions in cuts, the cancellation of teachers' raises and a planned tax hike, Chicago Public School principals will now get a pay bump if they perform well.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that $5 million donated by local philanthropists will p