WBEZ | Cheat Sheet: A Guide to Chicago Board of Education Meetings http://www.wbez.org/series/cheatsheet Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Cheat Sheet: Paid protesters, longer day and secret documents http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/cheat-sheet-paid-protesters-longer-day-and-secret-documents-95846 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-26/_DSC1422.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Two things seem to be on the minds of most parents whose kids attend <a href="http://www.cps.edu/Pages/home.aspx" target="_blank">Chicago Public Schools</a>: A longer school day and school closings; both of which came up at Wednesday's school board meeting. The meeting was much more subdued than last month's, which was <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/protesters-disrupt-chicago-board-education-meeting-94896" target="_blank">taken over by Occupy protestors</a>. WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton was there and joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to give listeners the low down on what went on. She starts out by talking about the CPS Inspector General's investigation into<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/paid-protesters-new-force-school-closings-debate-95792" target="_blank"> protesters being paid by pastors who support school closings</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click on EXTRAS below for unfiltered audio of Wednesday's Board of Education meeting. You can listen to past coverage of school board meetings <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/cheatsheet" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/cheat-sheet-paid-protesters-longer-day-and-secret-documents-95846 Cheat Sheet: Teacher protests and executive salaries http://www.wbez.org/story/cheat-sheet-teacher-protests-and-executive-salaries-88216 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-22/019- Bill Healy for WBEZ - Chicago Board of Education meeting - 6-22-11 copy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Every month WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton joins <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> for <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/cheatsheet" target="_blank">Cheat Sheet</a></em> - the quick and dirty guide to Chicago’s <a href="http://www.cps.edu/about_cps/the_board_of_education/pages/thechicagoboardofeducation.aspx" target="_blank">Board of Education</a> meetings.</p><p>Wednesday was the first regular meeting of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked Board of Education. Teacher protests greeted the new board members, and executive salaries were on the docket.</p><p>To hear more,<em> Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to WBEZ's Linda Lutton.</p></p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/cheat-sheet-teacher-protests-and-executive-salaries-88216 Cheat Sheet: The End of an Era, Part II http://www.wbez.org/story/cheat-sheet-end-era-part-ii-87050 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-May/2011-05-26/may2010bd of ed.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Every month WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton joins <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> for <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/cheatsheet" target="_blank"><em>Cheat Sheet</em></a> - the quick and dirty guide to <a href="http://www.cps.edu/about_cps/the_board_of_education/pages/thechicagoboardofeducation.aspx" target="_blank">Chicago’s Board of Education</a> meetings.</p><p>The good-byes began last month, but there were more farewells at Wednesday's board meeting. Board members also got a going away present: boxes of Kellogg’s Chocolate Mini-Wheats (Even when it's cold, breakfast is hot.) What does it mean when the South Shore campus of Urban Prep moves to Bronzeville? And the East Garfield Park campus is actually on the Near West Side? Many say it's time for a long-term facilities plan.</p><p>It was a marathon meeting, lasting nearly seven hours from start to finish. WBEZ’s Education Reporter Linda Lutton was there, and joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> with the highlights.</p></p> Thu, 26 May 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/cheat-sheet-end-era-part-ii-87050 Cheat Sheet: The end of an era http://www.wbez.org/story/cheat-sheet-end-era-85768 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-April/2011-04-28/Hilton maid Board of ed.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Wednesday’s Chicago Board of Education meeting marked the end of an era. The city is transitioning to a completely new school board under a new mayor.&nbsp; During the latest installment of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/cheatsheet" target="_blank"><em>Cheat Sheet</em></a>, WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton talked with <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy about the send-off board members were given.</p><p>Lutton provided sound from a rare vote of “no” by a school board member and voices of a parent and principal protesting school closings, which the board approved. A new and improved summer school is on the horizon and Lutton tells <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> why some hotel housekeepers showed up to speak at this month's meeting.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 21:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/cheat-sheet-end-era-85768 Cheat Sheet: School closings, YouTube and breakfast http://www.wbez.org/story/unfiltered-chicago-board-education-monthly-meeting-march-23-2011-84166 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-24/_DSC1422.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Every month WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton joins <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> for <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/cheatsheet"><em>Cheat Sheet</em></a> - the unofficial, irreverent guide to Chicago&rsquo;s Board of Education meetings.<br /><br />Parents and teachers sounded off on the district&rsquo;s newest list of school closings. Kids argued that YouTube should be their textbook.&nbsp; And once again, breakfast was hot.<br /><br />To listen to audio from the March Board of Education Meeting, select &quot;EXTRAS&quot; below.</p><p><em>Music Button: Maserati, &quot;Inventions&quot;, from the CD Passages, (Temporary Residence)</em></p></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/unfiltered-chicago-board-education-monthly-meeting-march-23-2011-84166 Cheat Sheet: 'Don't give the sheep the pig chow' http://www.wbez.org/story/news/education/unfiltered-chicago-board-education-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//South Chicago Art Center Sheep.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/cheatsheet">Cheat Sheet</a> </em>is <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> monthly guide to Chicago School Board meetings. Last month Chicago&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.cps.edu/Pages/home.aspx" target="_blank"> Board of Education</a> approved some new charter schools. This month, the question was where to put the students.</p><p>WBEZ's education reporter Linda Lutton talked about those and other school facilities concerns--like the principal who stayed at school through the Blizzard of 2011.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Click on EXTRAS below to hear unfiltered audio from Wednesday&rsquo;s Chicago Board of Education meeting.</p></p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/news/education/unfiltered-chicago-board-education-0 Cheat Sheet: Chicago Board of Education approves new charter schools http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/cheat-sheet-chicago-board-education-approves-new-char <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//superman CPS meeting Bill Healy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Time again for another edition of <em>Cheat Sheet</em> &ndash; your quick and dirty guide to Chicago&rsquo;s monthly school board meetings. If you were anywhere in the Loop Wednesday morning, you might have heard there was a Board of Education meeting going on--literally!<br /><br />There were dueling protests on the streets and a sea of yellow scarves in front of Chicago Public Schools central office. There was the longest list of speakers ever &ndash; or at least since <em>Cheat Sheet's</em> been keeping track.<br /><br /><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> talked about the big turnout and heard from folks who spoke with WBEZ's education reporter, Linda Lutton.</p><p>Click on &quot;EXTRAS&quot; below to listen to unfiltered audio from the January 2011 Board of Education meeting.</p></p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:13:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/cheat-sheet-chicago-board-education-approves-new-char Cheat Sheet: Holiday cheer and charter schools http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-board-education-regular-meeting-december-15-2010 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//IMG_0344 CurieHS choir students sing at the Baord meeting.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Time now for another edition of Cheat Sheet, a quick and dirty guide to the monthly meetings of the Chicago Public School&rsquo;s Board of Education. It is the holiday season so the carolers and picketers were not to be outdone at Wednesday's meeting.<br /><br />Secret Santa must have been in attendance because there was a surprise present for the protesters. Not to mention some new faces to go along with the usual suspects.<br /><br />WBEZ&rsquo;s education reporter Linda Lutton was taking notes and shared them with &quot;Eight Forty-Eight.&quot;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>To listen to unfiltered audio from the December board meeting, click on &quot;EXTRAS&quot; below.</p></p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-board-education-regular-meeting-december-15-2010 Cheat Sheet: What can $350,000 buy? http://www.wbez.org/story/unfiltered-chicago-board-education <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//pastors for web.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Welcome to &quot;Cheat Sheet&quot;, your Cliffs Notes&mdash;in audio form&mdash;to the ever entertaining, always informative Chicago Board of Education meetings. Alison Cuddy talked with WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton about parting thoughts from Chicago&nbsp;Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman. The board approved a new CEO, more mentoring for CPS students most likely to be hurt by gun violence, and a new one-year admissions policy to the city's top schools. A school tries to buy an addition&mdash;and it just might work. And there is a rare reference to Finland. <br />&nbsp;</p><p>To listen to unfiltered audio from Wednesday's Board meeting, click on &quot;EXTRAS&quot; below.</p></p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/unfiltered-chicago-board-education Cheat Sheet: still laid off http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/cheat-sheet-still-laid <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//archives/images/cityroom/848_20100923b_large.png" alt="" /><p><p><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/Program_848_Series.aspx?seriesID=166"><em>Cheat Sheet</em></a></em>&nbsp;is your quick and dirty guide to the often contentious, always entertaining Chicago Board of Education meetings. There is a lot to talk about this month, and while children may be back in school, many laid-off teachers still aren't. WBEZ's education reporter Linda Lutton was at yesterday's meeting. She talks about how it all played out. <br /><br /><strong>UNFILTERED:<br /></strong><a href="http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=44575">Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting, September 22, 2010</a><br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">Music Button:&nbsp; Essra Mohawk, &quot;Interjections&quot;, from the DVD Schoolhouse Rock, (Disney)</span></p></p> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/cheat-sheet-still-laid