Our fifth show dealt with reviewing the Top 10 Events in the 2011-2012 school year. Penny started the show by re-introducing us to common core standards, Urban Prep & Gary Comer's 100% college acceptance rates, and the turnover in CPS's central office. Next, Parker introduced the new evaluation system, Brizzard's hiring, and Chicago's election of Rahm. Lastly, Nick tackled CPS principals leaving their posts, the longer school day proposal, student, parent, and teacher activism as well as the record number of school closings/turnarounds.
Here are some links to the articles that we discussed in this episode: