Monday Morning News, Part 2

Teenage Boy Poses as Chicago Cop


14-year old boy impersonates a Chicago cop, and the real cops believed

him. The boy dressed up like a Chicago police officer and walked into

the Grand Crossing station at 70th and Cottage Grove. He signed out a


2 Chicago Schools Implement Emergency Text Message Notification System T.H.E. Journal


Park Elementary and Sacred Heart School, both independent schools in

Chicago enrolling elementary students through grade 8, ...

Battle brewing over Illinois pensions Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times financial expert Terry Savage talks with Chicago Public Schools teachers about the safety of their pensions Friday at Whitney Young High ...

Study Sees an Obama Effect as Lifting Black Test-Takers New York Times


and policy makers, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, have

said in recent days that they hope President Obama’s example ...

Zero to teacher in five weeks Medill


teacher training programs are two or four years long. Teach for

America, however, puts teachers in classrooms after a five-week summer

training institute.

Our Opinion: Gut NCLB so kids can really learn Tucson Citizen

Fortunately, new U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized

NCLB's flaws early on. As chief of Chicago Public Schools, he wrangled

with the excruciatingly underfunded mandates tendered by NCLB.

Rolling Up Their Sleeves EdWeek

Chicago has become a hotbed of 'venture philanthropy' in education, as

two local foundations contribute not only money, but also the hands-on

work of some of the city's wealthiest and most influential residents,

to help improve the schools in the nation's third-largest district.

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