Chicago Public Schools issues 5-year plan

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett vowed that the public will be able to track CPS' progress in areas including parental engagement and will also be able to see how many principals and teachers are rated as high performers, under guidelines in the five-year "action plan.

"We must hold every adult accountable to make decisions in the best interest of our children," Byrd-Bennett said Monday during a speech to education advocates at Westinghouse College Prep on the West Side.

The plan aligns the entire district with the rigorous Common Core Curriculum by the 2014-15 school year. CPS will integrate art at every grade level, and social and behavioral support systems will be provided for students who need them, under the plan.

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