Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: August 22 – August 28, 2020

Spotlight on the Noble Leadership Retreat #NobleReadyForRemote

By M. McCabe for Noble Schools

“Each year Noble gathers leaders from across our organization in June for a retreat where we come together to inform the path for the upcoming year. The group includes campus Principals and Deans, Assistant Principals and Department Chairs, Noble support staff from various departments and senior leaders. The group discusses Noble’s vision, mission, and identity framework – the set of core values that guide our work. This year the leadership retreat had a special focus on Noble’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion – and specifically our journey toward becoming an anti-racist institution.”

Spotlight on Tech: Keeping Noble Students Online During Remote Learning #NobleReadyForRemote

By M. McCabe for Noble Schools

“When Illinois closed schools in March, educators had to shift everything in an instant. In-class assignments had to become remote assignments, lectures became videos, group work happened via video chat – everything had to move online. The big question was, how were we going to ensure that all 12,300 students had access to our new remote learning program?”

The future of school police is up to the Chicago board this week

By Yana Kunichoff for Chalkbeat Chicago

“With a whirlwind summer of police votes coming to an end, the future of Chicago’s school police program now goes to the board of education. Board members will consider two items Wednesday: whether to renew a modified contract with the Chicago Police Department for school officers and, in a surprise addition, a resolution that would call for schools to create safety plans with the goal of eventually removing officers from campuses.”

CPS proposes holding classes on Veterans Day instead of Election Day

By Nader Issa for Chicago Sun-Times

“Chicago Public Schools officials are looking to hold classes on Veterans Day this November to make up for a school day lost to a new law that makes Election Day a state holiday. The swap of the two holidays will be proposed to the Board of Education at its monthly meeting Wednesday for a vote to approve a revised 2019-2020 school year schedule.”