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Gang-related shooting takes the life of another CPS student Chicago Tribune

Williams was a sophomore at Chicago Vocational, said Chicago Public Schools

spokeswoman Monique Bond. But his grandmother said he was a junior.

31st Chicago Public Schools student slain WREX-TV, IL

An 18-year-old has become the 31st Chicago Public Schools

student slain during the current school year.

Police to Crack Down on Curfew Violators for Spring Break WBEZ


police say they’re stepping up enforcement of curfew laws. That’s in an

effort to prevent violence over spring break, which starts this weekend

for Chicago Public School students.

School Closings Bill Passes Illinois House Chicago Public Radio

Chicago Public Schools

could be forced to change its process for closing or consolidating

schools under a bill passed Friday in the Illinois House. School

closings in the district have become increasingly controversial.

Representative Cynthia Soto ...

'Soto Bill' Gutted, then Passed Substance

Some last minute lobbying by Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive

Officer (CEO) Ron Huberman and Chicago Board of Education President

Michael Scott helped cut out the heart of a bill in the Illinois House

of Representatives that was supposed to temporarily stop school

closings and demand that communities have input into CPS’s arbitrary

decisions to close schools.

A lesson in consequences Sun Times

There were plenty of nervous

jokes exchanged among the 27 girls from West Pullman Elementary last

week as they prepared for a tour of the Cook County Jail.

John Q. Easton, tapped for Obama administration Chicago Sun-Times

Founded in 1990, CCSR conducts research to inform and assess policy and practice in the Chicago Public Schools

and expand communication among researchers, policy makers and

practitioners as they search for solutions to the problems of school


Feds give Ill. schools big boost; problems remain Chicago Tribune

That grant money would instead be used for general state aid, which would let schools decide how to spend it. "In a time of limited resources, giving schools the most flexible dollars is the way to go," said Sen. Heather Steans, a Chicago Democrat.

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