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Nice mention of PURE in the Sun-Times PURE

'We're always interested in having more opportunities for

communication rather than less," said Julie Woestehoff, executive

director of Parents United for Responsible Education, a Chicago-based

advocacy group. "We wish Chicago Public Schools were making this

available on a regular basis."

Policing Our Teachers Beachwood Reporter


of us who are junkies for The Wire are familiar with the cute

portmanteau "COMPSTAT" (Comparative+Statistics). On the show, this was

the program implemented by the Baltimore City Police Department that

was intended to reduce the crime rate by targeting the city's bleakest

sections. The premise was simple: District commanders (and consultants)

would hold regular meetings where they looked at crime statistics in

their respective areas and developed strategies to combat the epidemic.

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