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Chicago school board president to resign Friday Chicago Breaking News

Williams, who graduated from Orr High School and attended the Chicago

Public Schools, said he was proud of his tenure with the board. He said

among his key programs was a program he started to bring in more than

1,000 African-American men to read to children in the school system.

CPS to Cut Freshman Spring Sports Lane Tech Fan Club

In a bold cost-cutting move the CPS decided to cut funding for freshman level sports for spring sports. According to a statement by Bob Geiger, Head Track and Field Coach at Whitney Young High School:

Lawmakers pass school closings proposal Catalyst

Proposed

legislation that would place a one-year moratorium on school closings

and turnarounds passed unanimously Thursday in the Illinois House

Elementary & Secondary Education Committee.

Soto School Closure Moratorium Bill Passes Committee.Gapers

Rep.

Sara Feigenholtz, candidate for Rahm Emanuel's House seat, is a Chief

Co-Sponsor. The bill has a Republican co-sponsor, Roger Eddy of

Hutsonville.

Teen Pregnancies Spike Drop Out RateWBEZ

At

Robeson High School in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, there are lots

of reasons kids quit school. Pregnancy is definitely one of them. This

year so far there are some 80 teen parents at the school. It’s a

district-wide issue. Yet Chicago Public Schools has nothing in place to

address the problem. No prevention, no counseling once teens become

parents. Instead it’s up to struggling neighborhood high schools like

Robeson to figure out what to do.

Gay students going 'full kitsch' for mixerTribune

There will be music, heart-shaped decorations and the ever observant

eyes of parent chaperons roaming the school commons. Beneath pink

streamers, teenagers will dance and pose for pictures in the Cupid

Booth.

11-year-old girl commits suicide in South Side home Sun Times

The Illinois

Department of Children and Family Services says it is the third death

by suicide of a child of that age in Illinois in the past three weeks.

Edison children in Bus accident Substance

Less than one year after the Chicago Board of Education voted to move

the students of the Edison Regional Gifted Center from the Edison

school building in Edison Park on Chicago's far northwest side to the

Albany Park Middle School seven miles away, Edison parents were

"saddened but not surprised" when a school bus carrying 21 of their

children was involved in an accident on the morning of February 19,

2009.

'Real Life' Sex Education Community Media

CPS

has a comprehensive sex education policy but its application is left up

to individual teachers with widely varying results said Joseph

Hollendoner of Howard Brown s Broadway Youth Center.

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