High School students, their parents and teachers are asking the Board
of Education to back a community plan to improve the northside school.
But 48th ward Alderman Mary Ann Smith is pushing her own proposal to
turn Senn into four small high schools.
Mainstreaming to Cut Costs Wall St. Journal
While studies show that mainstreaming can be beneficial for many
students, critics say cash-hungry school districts are pushing the
practice too hard, forcing many children into classes that can't meet
their needs. [Thanks to a reader for sending this in.]
Meyers eschews lectures, noting that students learn far more by
interacting and little by simply listening. He also doesn't assign
research papers and instead has students do volunteer work for a
charity and then turn in a written analysis of the experience.
The junior basketball players want people to see U-High as more than
just a school for smart people, and they want people to see the
Independent School League as more than just a small conference that
gets overlooked by the larger basketball powerhouses.
Across the Chicago region, districts from Naperville to Gurnee are
clamping down on the types of food that parents can bring for class
snacks and parties, requesting veggie trays or bread sticks with
marinara sauce in lieu of sweets, and water rather than juice boxes.
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