Thursday AM News: More on Curie, Golden Apples awarded, Shinking the learning gap

These teachers are the apples of kids' eyes Tribune
If it hadn't been for a nasty dog bite, teacher Melinda Wilson would not have been standing in front of her dance class Wednesday holding a basket of apples.

Latinos lift scores, shrink learning gap Tribune

On a recent morning, the limerick was the most popular offering among 5th graders at Sunny Hill Elementary School during their annual poetry festival.

Did Curie LSC members need translator? Sun Times
Some Hispanics on the local school council that voted to oust Curie High Principal Jerryelyn Jones were "deprived of hearing the principal's accomplishments'' because they had no translator during a key presentation by Jones to the LSC, the head of the Chicago Principals Association charged Wednesday.

Fenwick priest wins teaching honor Sun Times
In 1989, an idealistic Roman Catholic priest sat in a Nigerian prison, wondering if he would die for his beliefs. He escaped and found refuge in Chicago, eventually becoming a beloved theology teacher at Oak Park's Fenwick High.

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