Monday Morning News

State looks into whether test compromised Sun Times
Chicago Public Schools officials complained in August that results had been dragged down by scores for the second day of the two-day test, and other districts also have questioned whether something is technically

amiss with Day Two.

Illinois looking into record-low test scores Tribune

Illinois State Board of Education officials confirmed Friday that they plan to hire an independent auditor to delve into the drop in 2007

Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) results, especially in reading, where scores plunged more than 4 percentage points.

CPS may get culinary school for dropouts, at-risk kids Tribune

Community Services West Career Academy would open in the fall of 2008 at 1239 S. Pulaski Rd. in the North Lawndale community and accept about 120 students its first year. The school is one of 19 Renaissance 2010 schools proposed this year, said Chicago Public Schools Chief Arne Duncan.

When your headache is really a neck-ache Daily Herald
It hurt to read, to watch television, just to sit and do nothing. She finally retired from her job with the Chicago Public Schools' food service.

'Just a quiet, mild boy' Sun Times
Miguel's death marks the eighth Chicago Public Schools student to die a violent death this school year, officials said. Since school has been in session only two months, that's one a week, officials said.

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