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Former student attempts to start fire at school [Wendell Smith] Sun Times

Firefighters responded to a Far South Side school Thursday after an

expelled student threw a defective Molotov cocktail in the building.

Bill Would Allow Schools To Remove Criminal Students Chicagoist

When

the victims' parents asked that the alleged attackers - who have been

charged with felony criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault -

be moved to a different school, the school said it was out of their

control.

CPS, police: 'We will be ready' for spring break Chicago Sun-Times

Four

high schools -- Crane, Little Village, Lawndale and Englewood -- will

be open for sports competitions over the weeklong break, Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman said.

Chicago police plan curfew crackdown Tribune

Jody Weis and Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman

comes with less than three months of the school year left and 29 CPS

students killed this school year, surpassing last year's total. "We

have had a lot of school kids shot this year, ...

Chicago State University: Faculty, students criticize 2 finalists ... Chicago Tribune

When Chicago State University President Elnora

Daniel stepped down last year, faculty and students hoped a new

president would bring a fresh start to the troubled university.

Transportation and Education Depts. Get Key Nominees Washington Post

The consortium has been integral to reform efforts at Chicago Public Schools, where Easton previously held a number of top positions.

Fast track for P-20 tracking Catalyst

The

state senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that could boost

Illinois' chances for landing so-called "Race to the Top" education

grants under the federal stimulus package.

Sports powerhouse Driscoll High closing Sun Times

School

officials blamed low enrollment and the economic downturn for the

upcoming closure of Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison.

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