Friday AM News: Beating the odds, Sex offender worked in school, New principal, Senn's 5-year plan

A textbook example of beating the odds school gets 100% pass rate on state math test Tribune
On the walls are a colorful mixture of educational posters and essays about Rosa Parks and Ella Fitzgerald. Pupils' work is everywhere, much of it at eye level for the children who pass through the halls with barely a whisper. Standards are high at Arcadia, academically and behaviorally, and so far the children seem to be keeping up.

Sex offender worked in school during elections Tribune
A convicted sex offender who allegedly worked as an election judge at a Chicago grammar school in the last two elections violated state law, prosecutors said Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court.

Hillcrest High School gets new principal Daily Southtown
Hillcrest High School Associate Principal Renee Simms will take the helm at the school in Country Club Hills this fall. She replaces Patricia Welch, who is retiring at the end of the school year after 13 years as principal.

Senn hones 5-year strategic plan
How can Nicholas Senn High School become a world-class education institution? More than 200 neighborhood residents, students, parents and faculty members gathered in the Edgewater public high school's gymnasium on March 26 to offer their input into a five-year strategic plan that they hope will make Senn one of the finest in the city.

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