Chicago bishop wants head of CPS security out ABC7Chicago.com
A Chicago minister wants the head of security at Chicago Public Schools to resign, after a disturbance at a South side school.
Red tape holding up school recycling Tribune
Some of Evanston's youngest environmentalists have learned the benefits of recycling--and the sluggishness of bureaucracy--in their attempts to rid school cafeterias of white foam lunch trays.
Smarter schools for Illinois Tribune
In our minds, we are generous to our schoolchildren. And, to a point, we are. Last year we paid $20 billion in taxes to support education in Illinois, in the hope that our young people would flourish in excellent public schools. And, to a point, they did.
Family tree may get a bit bigger Columbia Chronicle
Most high-schoolers read about the history of humankind in a textbook. But for more than 700 students in the Chicago Public Schools, the lessons are getting personal.
of Ed scofflaws earn dunce caps Sun Times (via Catalyst)
If we were going to rate Ovadiah Lords' scofflaw performance, we would have to
give him a 21-boot salute for having rung up more than $20,000 in overdue
parking fees -- yes, twenty thousand dollars -- going back to 2003. But this
isn't just a guy with some kind of meter phobia. A Chicago Board of Education
employee -- he's a security aide at Louis J. Agassiz School -- he is a glaring
symbol of the scofflaw culture that still persists in branches of local
government despite concerted efforts to snuff it out.
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