Friday Morning News, Part 2

Spell-licious: Spelling Bee 2008 Update


The Scripps National Spelling Bee Quarterfinals are complete and the starting field of 288 has been whittled down to less than 50. Of the sixteen Illinois participants (including the seven Chicago-area spellers we listed earlier), only six made it to the elimination rounds.

Some area high schools rethink valedictorian's role in graduation ... Tribune

Chicago public schools have

maintained the valedictorian tradition. At the competitive Northside

College Prep High School, which eliminated class rankings ...

Schools name principal, new hires Joliet Herald News


he followed in the footsteps of his mother, who taught in Chicago

Public Schools for more than 30 years. He will be the second principal

in his family in ...

Gates scholar a beacon of hope in Englewood Medill Reports


to grow up at an early age, John Hope High School student LaTreal

Peterson has overcome many hardships. “I know he’s going to be

successful,” said one of his teachers. “He’s amazing. I’m so excited

for him.” Find out why.

South Loop gains momentum as a vibrant and livable destination Chicago Tribune


said Patrick Baccellieri, deputy chief officer for Chicago Public

Schools, who was the principal at South Loop School from 2002-2007. ...

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