Some parents object to a Chicago Public Schools plan to convert National Teachers Academy into a high school for communities near the South Loop.
The shooting happened a few blocks away from Edward K. Ellington Elementary School, 243 N. Parkside Ave.
“I am sorry,” a tearful Jewel Lockhart told the court. “I’m truly sorry for the mistakes I’ve made and I know I’ve done wrong.”
Three teachers, two teachers aides, a central office staffer and at least seven privately-employed janitors are being recommended for removal.
Beef up guidelines to meet recommendations of the U.S. Justice and Education departments.
IG: Chicago Police Department officers are working in Chicago Public Schools without specific or sufficient training on dealing with young people
Over the summer, the backgrounds of 43,332 CPS employees were reexamined; of those, 255, including 47 teachers, still aren’t allowed back in schools.
Taking Sharkey’s place as vice president is Stacy Davis Gates, a former high school teacher who’s served as the CTU’s political director since 2010.
What matters most now is to focus on the enormous challenges that lie ahead, and on the importance of electing a new mayor who’s up to the task.
Since June, the district has been conducting checks on thousands of workers in response to a scandal over the district’s handling of sex abuse cases.
Allegations against 37-year-old Ayisha Sims that were investigated in 2012 and 2015 were determined unfounded, officials said.
MITCHELL: Once, a girl walking around with butt cheeks hanging out was said to be looking for trouble. Maybe King principal was raised old-school.
Know how to read books. Be yourself. Don’t goof around. And definitely don’t cheat. Some back-to-school tips from experts — Chicago schoolkids.
Citing sexual abuse at Chicago schools, the new principal at King College Prep High School has barred students from dressing “provocatively.”
The problem of abuse has been known to teachers and administrators alike for years. They have kept it secret out of self-interest.