Friday AM Roundup

Parents of slain student join bid to curb violence Chicago Sun-Times 
Thursday, the Holts stood with Mayor Daley and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush
at Blair's school, Percy L. Julian, to announce expanded and new
after-school programs and to release a new anti-violence public service
announcement. 

Slain student's parents help launch school havens Chicago Tribune 
Standing next to more than a dozen community leaders as well as the
parents of slain Julian High School student Blair Holt, Daley announced
that $14.2 million in federal grants will go toward an effort to beef
up after-school programs. 

Chicago Schools Hope to Curb Youth Violence With Federal Grants WBEZ
The federal government has given the district $14 million dollars to
expand after-school activities.

Education 'malpractice' taking place in Austin Austin Weekly News
This hardship has been forced upon him by the Chicago Public Schools decision to close his community high school in Austin.

Think of the Children? Whose Children? Chicagoist
The debate over the Chicago Children's Museum plan to relocate to Grant Park has escalated since Monday’s neighborhood meeting at Daley Bicentennial Plaza.

Eight Forty-Eight 9/14/2007
We find out if after school programs really cut down on violence and hear about a host of things to do in Chicago.

 

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