Friday AM News: Bill Cosby Is Comin' To Town

City schools get ready for lessons from Cosby Tribune
Chicago Public Schools officials hope to use Cosby's star power to help pull a record number of families to the district's annual parent involvement conference, which runs through Thursday.

New school attendance awards? Try cars Sun-Times
Sixteen-year-old Kaytie Christopherson was getting ready to do her homework on a Friday when she got a call that made a big improvement in her life: She had won a brand-new pickup truck for near-perfect school attendance.

Parents' imprisonment tough on kids Catalyst Chicago
An estimated 1 in 10 children nationwide has a parent in the criminal justice system. In Chicago, schools have no way to identify such childrenand few resources to support them.

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