Save Dyett hunger strikers say they’ll continue their fight to re-open the school as a green technology hub, even after Chicago Public Schools announced yesterday it will open its doors again in 2016 as an open enrollment school with an arts-based curriculum.
Carlos Azcoitia served as a teacher, a principal, and an administrator before joining the board. Late last week he penned a column for the education publication Catalyst Chicago outlining his thoughts on how the board operates, and suggestions for new members as they move forward.
We take a deeper dive into the proposed CPS budget and how it will affect special education. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton joins us to discuss his proposed bill to help CPS, which rivals Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal. Vocalo’s Ayana Contreras comes in with a little Reclaimed Soul. And we talk with the author of the new book “Off To College” A Guide for Parents.”
Chicago Public Schools is eliminating its contribution to non-union staff’s pensions. People with mental illness die 25 years earlier on average than those with sound mental health, according to a new study. The Perseid meteor shower will hit its peak tonight. This week's Reclaimed Soul will focus on live performances recorded in some of our nation’s prisons.