More Tuesday News & Opinion

Illinois toddler had 13 times the safe lead level USA Today
Advocates and researchers say this may be the most grim aspect of the
nation's lead problem: State and local governments, in many cases,
don't have the resources to clean up lead until children turn up
poisoned, effectively making them lead detectors.


School Days: Providence-St. Mel School
ABC7
In 1978, against tremendous odds and opposition, Mr. Adams and his
supporters re-opened PSM as an independent school. Almost three decades
later, Providence-St. Mel serves Kindergarteners through 12th graders,
preparing over 600 students each year for college. The success of the
vision is seen in students at every grade level because they are
instilled with the mind-set that college is in their future.

Gloves Not Guns Youth Boxing Program Chicagoist
The
United States Olympic Committee awarded an Olympic Opportunity Grant
earlier this month to World Sport Chicago. The Gloves not Guns program,
run in cooperation with USA Boxing,
the Police Athletic League, and the Chicago Park District, promotes the
sport of boxing to Chicago's urban youth as a way to stay in shape--and
out of trouble.

UPDATE: Suit
fails to block moment of silence
Sun Times
A federal judge has cleared the way
for a 15-second "moment of silence" to begin today at Buffalo Grove
High School, in keeping with a new state law called the "Silent Reflection
and Student Prayer Act."

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