Monday AM News: Principal still ousted, Dissections going well, Student soldier, Apple of teacher's eye, Unions role in education fight

Curie council won't take back ouster Tribune
In a close vote before a raucous, standing-room-only crowd, Curie Metro High School's local council decided Saturday not to reconsider their ouster of a principal who Mayor Richard Daley said was a "superstar" at the Southwest Side magnet school.

Dissections alive and well in class Tribune
It felt like a hard-boiled egg to 17-year-old Anna Rediger and looked a bit like cauliflower. But in her gloved hand was a piece of a sheep's brain, which she had scraped, sliced and probed to learn how the organ--and, by extension, a human brain--is designed.

Proud yet sad memory of student who gave all Tribune
U.S. Army Sgt. Pedro Jesus Colon, 25, died in Baghdad on Feb. 19 after his unit came under enemy fire. He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq when he was killed.

Apple of their eye Sun Times
At the exclusive Lake Forest Academy, a residential and boarding college prep school where administrators eschew an elitist reputation for an emphasis on global citizenship, fine arts teacher Gina Williams is a driving force.

Gov. enlists teachers union in education fight Sun Times
Trying to convert teachers into a political force behind his new business tax plan, Gov. Rod Blagojevich fired up the Illinois Education Association for a brutal fight in the Legislature.

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