Friday Morning News

Bill Ayers on Good Morning America Tribune

Mixed

in with weather updates and a Barbara Walters interview with a pregnant

man, 1960s radical and presidential campaign lightning rod Bill Ayers

appeared Friday on "Good Morning America" and spoke at length about his

past relationship with Barack Obama.

Chicago schools chief says he hasn't talked to Obama about DC job

Clout Street

Chicago Public SchoolsCEO Arne Duncan said today that he has not spoken with President-elect

Barack Obama about a Cabinet position with the US Department ...

School District Nixes Arabic Classes WBEZ

Students in

two of Chicago's west suburban high school districts won't get a chance

to study Arabic next year, despite interest from local families. Two

districts recently decided they won't add Arabic classes, disappointing

many in the local Muslim community. They're not the only ones who think

Arabic is a smart choice for American kids.

3 Chicago teens dead in Fox River tragedy WGN

Three

high school students drowned in the Fox River near Algonquin after

taking out a paddleboat that filled with water because its bottom plug

had been removed for the winter, police said.

Adults-only housing makes sense for schools Tribune

Many Chicago suburbs are embracing senior-only communities because they generate property tax revenue ...

Specialties not a big draw Catalyst

Schools

with small-scale magnet programs attract few students from outside the

neighborhood and lose just as many local kids as regular schools.

Gary Teachers Facing Layoffs WBEZ

The

Gary, Indiana public school system is facing a multi-million dollar

shortfall. That has officials laying off dozens of teachers and

fifty-seven teaching positions.

Will the Obama Kids Stay in Chicago with Grandma? Daily Beast

As

the Obamas struggle to shield their daughters from the national

spotlight, they've considered leaving their daughters in Chicago with

their grandmother to finish out the school year.

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