Monday AM News: Cheating crackdown, Preschool testing, Teachers honored

Schools pull plug on high-tech cheating gizmos -- Zunes, iPods Sun-Times
Now schools nationwide are targeting digital media players as a potential cheating device -- iPods and Zunes can be hidden under clothing, with just an earbud and a wire snaking into a shirt collar to give them away, school officials say.

The stumper: Point to 'nostril' Tribune
Head Start teacher Enrique Renteria sits on the floor, holding up a book and asking the dozen 3- and 4-year-olds sitting around him about the flowers in the picture: What color is this flower? How do you say it in Spanish? What shape is this petal?

Award puts 5 teachers at head of class Tribune
Chicago teacher Tracy Fisher used to work in film and television production in Hollywood but now she performs for preschoolers in a classroom at Peirce School of International Studies. She is one of five Chicago-area educators to be honored at a luncheon on June 5 for their outstanding work with children from infancy to age 8.

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