Education Events Abound in May!

Sunday, May 20, 5pm-7pm, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson

“Critically Thinking about Chicago Public Schools”

Sonia Kwon from Raise Your Hand on the panel as well as Alderman Ameya Pawar, members from the Albany Park Neighborhood Council, PURE, the CTU and VOYCE; CPS Board members are also invited.

Monday, May 21, Blaine Elementary, 7pm

Common Core Discussion – “What do parents need to know about the Common Core?”

Meghan Berry speaking, CPS, Reading and Language Arts

 Wednesday, May 23, CPS Board Meeting, 125 S. Clark Street

Get in line by 6:30am  if you want to speak, by 8:30am to observe

Parents 4 Teachers Rally, 3PM, Auditorium Theater, 50 W. Congress

Parents 4 Teachers is organizing a rally to support teachers at a CTU event at the Auditorium Theate on May 23. More information about this group:

Movie, “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman”,Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Talcott School, 1840 W. Ohio

The event is co-sponsored by Parents 4 Teachers and Talcott School PTO.Program following the movie.

Wednesday, May 30, 6 – 8 pm, DePaul College of Education, 254 SAC (Schmitt Academic Center), 2320 N. Kenmore

EVALUATING TEACHER EVALUATION with Dr. Jesse Rothstein from the University of California at Berkeley. CPS will be including Value Added Metrics (VAM) as part of teacher evaluation. VAM shows serious inconsistencies and inaccuracies when used for teacher evaluation. Learn more about VAM and its flaws from a nationally-recognized expert.

This is being organized by CReaTE, the DePaul College of Education and the CTU. This program is a follow-up to their press conference and the release of (CReATE’s) open letter on teacher evaluation. The letter can be downloaded here.