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AM News: Chicago Teachers Vote On Contract

Teachers poised to vote on new contract Chicago Tribune: Chicago teachers Tuesday will vote on whether to accept a contract agreement and end a contentious labor battle that culminated in a seven-day strike last month.

CTU members set to vote on contract deal that ended teachers strike Sun Times:  Some 30,000 Chicago Teachers Union members vote Tuesday on whether to ratify the contract deal that resolved the first Chicago teachers strike in 25 years.

PLUS editorials: Why the teachers' labor contract stings Tribune, Vote for a truce, CTU Sun Times: 

New Fla. Pre-K Test Draws Concerns From Educators EdWeek: But under a new standardized assessment required by the state to measure how the nearly 184,000 4-year-olds in Florida's voluntary prekindergarten program are doing in early literacy, numeracy, and language development, some early-education providers say those key social skills will be discounted as evidence of how well they are preparing pupils for kindergarten.


Schools’ Failure to Improve May Lead to More Closings NYT: New York City’s Education Department may step up its efforts to close schools after more than 150 of them posted a third straight year of mediocre results on their annual progress reports.

Orangeburg School District Leaders In South Carolina Go Door-To-Door To Encourage Students To Return To School EdWeek: Saturday, 40 volunteers divided into teams in pursuit of 35 absent students — two of whom are in middle school.

Ole Miss Students Look Back At Integration NPR: Fifty years ago, James Meredith, the first black student at the University of Mississippi, had to be escorted by federal marshals to his mostly empty classes. His enrollment came after a standoff between state segregationists and the federal government that led to a deadly riot on the Oxford campus.


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