Friday Morning News (Lots Of It)

More than 40 probable swine flu cases reported in Illinois Chicago Sun-Times

In Chicago, Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday that Joyce Kilmer School in Rogers Park will remain closed until further notice. T

Daley: Don't avoid public transit due to swine flu fears Clout Street

On the topic of swine flu, Daley said the Chicago Public Schools employees contacted more than 2000 homes Wednesday “to check on the students who missed school and why.”

Michelle Obama's cousin to lead Chicago Public Schools security Chicago Sun-Times

New schools CEO Ron Huberman

said Shields, the first lady's cousin, brings critical law enforcement

skills needed as he embarks on new anti-violence efforts ...

First lady's cousin named schools security chief Chicago Tribune

In another Obama family link, Huberman replaced Arne Duncan, who President Barack Obama chose for his Education Secretary. Andres Durbak, CPS director of ...

School mentor program opens doors for immigrant parents Chicago Tribune

Ninety-three percent of McAuliffe's students are Latino, according to Chicago Public Schools, and Murphy says the language barrier has kept many Mexican immigrant parents away from the school.

Cops: Effort to curb Sullivan High School violence a successIn

response to an uptick in gang-related incidents, police and school

officials recently changed dismissal procedures and began an effort to

keep suspended students away from campus.

Short paychecks irk CPS staff CTDN


timing of a payroll change has thousands of workers in an unexpected

bind. Officials at the school district emphasize that no one will lose

pay or vacation time.

America's second National Chinese Language Conference opens in Chicago

Xinhua, China

The conference is sponsored by the College Board and Asia Society, and hosted by the Chicago Public Schools.

Mass. Gov. heading to Chicago to deliver speech

Chicago Tribune, United States


deliver the keynote speech at the 40th anniversary celebration dinner

for Chicago's Business and Professional People for the Public Interest.

Driscoll High School: Joliet diocese says it can't stave off closingThe

head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet on Thursday told a group

of supporters hoping to keep Driscoll High School in Addison open that

the diocese couldn't help its cause.

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