CPS takes tough stance on charter accountability
Chicago charter schools will be held to a tougher standard if the Chicago Board of Education approves the district's recommendation to place charters that do not outperform neighborhood schools on a warning list. Six charters have been placed on a warning list and two have been recommended to close.
- — Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3)Wed, Feb 27 2013 09:11:26Charters must outperform comparable neighborhood school by 10 percent. 8 schools on warning list. 2 recommended for closure.
- — Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3)Wed, Feb 27 2013 09:45:58CPS proposes sexual health education to begin at kindergarten with "anatomy and physiology" lessons. HIV awareness to start in 5th grade.
- — Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3)Wed, Feb 27 2013 11:51:51Shabazz charter's leadership contests recommendation to close Dusable despite low test scores, say graduation rate higher than CPS average.
- — Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3)Wed, Feb 27 2013 11:59:24Are Shabazz GPAs inflated? District says high GPAs not sufficient or objective evidence charter is teaching students at high level.
- — Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3)Wed, Feb 27 2013 12:04:16No board members asked any questions about 129 neighborhood schools facing closure, but asking several questions about 2 charter closures.
- — Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3)Wed, Feb 27 2013 13:55:57Illinois Network of Charter Schools criticizes CPS for new charter accountability measures, says schools not given ample notice.
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