The middle child of three, Uriostegui was an average student, mostly Bs
and Cs, who was trying to find a job to help his mother, who worked at
a packaging plant, to pay bills, family members said. Uriostegui was
helpful, a teen who shoveled snow, did yard work and carried groceries,
Chicago Public School officials volunteered Thursday to pay at least
$120,000 to translate the state math and science exams into Spanish, to
help students who have limited-English language skills.
Officials are reaching out in Spanish, Polish and Chinese neighborhoods.
In February 2005, though, Chicago school officials announced that
Englewood, one of the city's worst-performing schools, would stop
taking freshmen. Its building has since begun switching to a site for
new, smaller high schools.
The school will accommodate students from the growing North
Kenwood/Oakland Charter School, as well as students from the nearby
Donoghue Elementary, a charter school operated by the University of
Chicago’s Center for Urban School Improvement (USI).
The Lone Star State will begin tests of student-athletes this spring.
10 things to do this weekend Crain's
This Writers' Theatre play [about MLK] has been touring Chicago Public Schools, but
this weekend, in honor of the holiday, it will be performed at the
Field Museum of Natural History.
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