school year CST
In late March, the week after report cards, a new calm takes over Room 206.
John Wills is entering his senior year this fall at Naperville's Neuqua
Valley High School. But he's also becoming a college freshman at the
Summer school ended Friday, but the superintendent who
mandated it wasn't around to see it through. Chicagoan Creg Williams
was pushed out of office a week earlier by the St. Louis Board of
Education, only 15 months into a five-year contract.
classroom, many classes
On a warm September morning last fall, three 8-year-old girls, each toting a
knapsack and a nervous smile, joined a swarm of kids piling into the new
University of Chicago Charter School on the gentrifying Mid-South Side.
"I'm still crossing the border." Tribune
For poor and working-class kids-almost all
the 1,500 students at Juarez are one or the other-college is too
expensive without government help, and you have to be a citizen to get
it. No Social Security number equals no financial aid equals no future
beyond the farm fields, day-labor jobs and restaurant kitchens of
of C. way CST
A key element of what the University of Chicago promises Donoghue parents is
instruction tailored to each kid.
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