Friday AM News: Helping Dad, Daley and students on Curie firing, Hard recovery

Dads get a day to help out schools Tribune
Donald Carson is no stranger at Ashburn Community Elementary School on the South Side, but often he's the only dad who shows up to help out with the children and chaperon field trips, he said.

Daley takes side of principal Tribune
Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday issued a strong defense of beleaguered Curie Metro High School Principal Jerryelyn Jones, declaring that it would be a "great disgrace" if her contract were not renewed.

Daley: Principal's firing 'a disgrace' Sun Times
Mayor Daley Thursday condemned as a "national disgrace" the ouster of the "superstar" principal of Curie High School and demanded that the local school council overturn its decision or that the Chicago Board of Education be empowered to reverse it.

Principal was fair to all, students say Sun Times
If Curie High School's principal was ousted for racial reasons, there was little evidence of such tension among students Thursday.

Hard recovery for failed US schools Christian Science Monitor
Something had to change at Sobrante Park. Year after year, the elementary school in the poor flatlands of Oakland failed to meet test-score targets that, under state and federal laws, have consequences attached.

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