Friday Morning News, Part 1

Star principal caught living a lie Chicago Sun-Times

Rito Martinez was an

award-winning teacher who won a plum of a job as a principal in what

was then the most expensive Chicago Public Schools building ever

constructed.

UPDATE: Residency Rule Costs Principal His Job WBEZ

Martinez told students at an

assembly yesterday that he chose to live in Oak Park so he could get

better access to services for a son who has Down’s syndrome.

Plan to close school draws ire NBC7

School employees, parents and others who support the Montefiore Special

Elementary School spoke at a news conference Thursday. They are urging

Chicago Public Schools to reverse the decision.

Backers of special-needs school protest staff cuts Chicago Tribune

Community

activists, teachers and parents today called for Chicago Public School

officials to rethink a plan to cut the majority of teachers and other

staff at a Near West Side school serving boys with emotional

disabilities and behavioral issues.

New Principal Voted in at Armstrong School Urban Coaster

Deborah Esparza, the Area Instruction Officer for Chicago Public Schools, expressed her support for Mr. Dunson and praised the LSC’s thorough efforts to find the best principal for Armstrong.

Catalyst report on High School Transformation wins national award Catalyst

'Class of 2011' wins national reporting award

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