Thursday AM News: New-school proposal, Sex-ed rules, School shooting, 'Secret deals'

City asks private groups for new-school proposals Tribune
For the fourth year in a row, Chicago Public Schools officials are requesting proposals from private groups interested in starting new schools under the Renaissance 2010 initiative.

States rebel against sex-ed rules Tribune
In an emerging revolt against abstinence-only sex education, states are turning down millions of dollars in federal grants, unwilling to accept White House dictates that the money be used for classes focused almost exclusively on teaching chastity.

Watchdog takes over after school shooting Tribune
Alarmed by a shooting that injured two students in a science classroom at Chicago Vocational Career Academy, city school leaders took the unusual step Wednesday of appointing a retired principal to oversee the South Side high school.

'Secret deals' benefit WIU coffers Sun Times
Western Illinois University received thousands of dollars in kickbacks from student loans, officials said Wednesday in response to a Freedom of Information request from the Sun-Times.

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