'A suicide bombing mentality' Sun Times
Blockaded streets, security guards, cops,
cameras can't keep a lid on tensions fueled by decades of gang rivalry
at Crane High School
Teen found dead in garbage can Sun Times
A 15-year-old boy who recently dropped out of Chicago Military Academy
in Bronzeville was found dead in a South Side garbage can Wednesday.
But residential schools are a bolder -- and far more expensive --
proposition. Long an option for the affluent, boarding schools are
virtually unheard of for the disadvantaged.
City may try public boarding schools Sun Times
For her entire freshman year at North Lawndale College Prep, Tinesheia
Howard commuted to school from a homeless shelter, where privacy was
almost nonexistent, theft was a constant concern, and studying couldn't
begin until 9 p.m., after the din around her settled down for the night.
Handy way to learn Sun Times
The first students to work with the teachermate at Jungman Elementary
School in the North Lawndale neighborhood are transfixed by the games
and coursework in the language-arts programs, said first-grade teacher
Alternatives, a North Side youth agency, recently held three forums for
teenagers ages 14 to 19. The series was called "Let's Talk about Sex."
And talk, they did.
Finkel has taught at Harper High School for nine years. One of the
challenges he approaches in his classroom is conveying the importance
of science to his students. He reminds them that even high
school biology class is crucial to achieving their career and life
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