Author - Crystal Yednak

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Chicago mom and education reporter for the Chicago News Cooperative. CNC produces public-interest journalism focused on Chicago, its politics, policy, culture and the arts, and the diverse communities of the metropolitan area.  

Chicago School Choice: CPS - The Parent Perspective

“Secrets of the CPS Moms” is what I unofficially dubbed a panel discussion hosted last week by NPN, the Chicago News Cooperative and Bubbles Academy. I must say, the panelists did not disappoint. Moms representing neighborhood, magnet, regional gifted and classical schools shared stories of the different paths each of them took to those schools. Great video and podcast links below!

The good news: All of their children have a school to attend, and all of the moms are happy with their ch...

Posted on February 01, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Crystal Yednak

Jan. 25 CPS Board of Ed Meeting Preview: A Few More Magnet Seats?

NPN and Chicago News Cooperative are working togeter to help families get the answers they need about about Chicago schools. If you have a question you'd like to see us, please send it to cyednak@chicagonewscoop.org. 


CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings. Preview: Chicago Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, Jan. 25, 2012.  VIsit www.chicagonewscoop.org for the full story on the board’s actions.

After an eventful 2011, the Chicago Board of Edu...

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM by Crystal Yednak

Oct 26 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools. CNC education reporters will contribute posts about how CPS works and what's happening at the board of education. CNC will also weigh in about education topics and trends. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to cyednak@chicagonewscoop.org. 


CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings. Preview: Chicago Public...

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 9:55 AM by Crystal Yednak

Have School Search Questions? We've Got Your Answers!

Remember those early days making friends with other parents at the park? Chatting away cheerfully while pushing your infant in the baby swing. Then, all of a sudden, the conversation takes a turn. Schools...Which ones are you thinking about? Classical? Gifted? Magnet Cluster? Private? Charter?! A whatawhat?!  You smile while the panic sets in, realizing you have no idea what these terms mean. You clearly have fallen way behind all the other parents in Chicago. You rush home and spend the e...

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM by Crystal Yednak

Sep 28 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools. CNC education reporters will contribute posts about how CPS works and what's happening at the board of education. CNC will also weigh in about state funding issues and trends in education. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to cyednak@chicagonewscoop.org. 

CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings. Preview: C...

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM by Crystal Yednak

Aug 24 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to cyednak@chicagonewscoop.org.  CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings. 

RECAP: Chicago Public Schools Aug. 24, 2011, Board of Education Meeting:

The property tax hike and the continued back-and-forth with the union over a longer day have dominated CPS news as of lat...

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM by Crystal Yednak

July 27 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools. CNC education reporters will contribute posts about how CPS works and what's happening at the board of education. CNC will also weigh in about state funding issues and trends in education. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to cyednak@chicagonewscoop.org. 

CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings. Preview: C...

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM by Crystal Yednak

June 23 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools.  CNC education reporters will contribute posts about how CPS works and what's happening at the board of education. CNC will also weigh in about state funding issues and trends in education. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to cyednak@chicagonewscoop.org. CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings.


Previe...

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 7:39 AM by Crystal Yednak

May 25 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools.  CNC education reporters will contribute posts about how CPS works and what's happening at the board of education. CNC will also weigh in about state funding issues and trends in education. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to cyednak@chicagonewscoop.org. CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings.

Preview: C...

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM by Crystal Yednak

Get to know the incoming CPS CEO - Brizard

 

New CPS chief as teacher, principal

He will soon be in charge of all 675 Chicago public schools, but what was incoming CEO Jean-Claude Brizard like when he was a teacher and principal himself? Brizard spent 13 years at a struggling Brooklyn high school, starting out as a well-liked science teacher who was quickly promoted to assistant principal of George Westinghouse High School. In 1999, he was made principal and quickly charged with remaking the school to save it from closure....

Posted on May 06, 2011 at 2:04 PM by Crystal Yednak