Chicago news spotlights CTPP-LUC teacher, Leah Putnam, who teaches fifth grade at Jordan Elementary, for teaching her students the power of service and giving in the wake of the tornadoes that flattened her home town of Washington, IL nearly two weeks ago.  View the link below to read her and her students’ inspiring stories of service.

CBS News Piece:

Univision Live Broadcast:

ELL and Common Core State Standards

Stanford University: Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The long-term goal of the initiative is to increase recognition that learning the language of each academic discipline is essential to learning content. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; articulating and building on ideas; constructing explanations; engaging in argument from evidence—such language-rich performance expectations permeate the new Standards.

CPS: Teacher Evaluation

New York Times Column: Teacher Licensing Draws Protest

 Letter To AACTE

Letter to AACTE Members_The Professional Community and TPA

Frequently Asked Questions- TPA

FAQ-TPA_May 2012


MEDIA Links 

CPS Press Release: NWEA as District-Wide Assessment

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