Three Chicago brothers hold spotless school attendance records ABC7Chicago.com
Perfect attendance seems to run in the Torres family. Brothers 20-year-old Eduardo and 22-year-old Enrique had perfect attendance during their time in Chicago Public Schools.
Community crackdown on child obesity Austin Weekly News
In Chicago's black and Hispanic neighborhoods, parents, schools and community leaders are making small changes that could add up to a big improvement in children's health.
Field trip promotes science career for girls Sun Times (Sandra Guy)
The Field Museum gave 150 high school students from Chicago's most disadvantaged neighborhoods a rare behind-the-scenes look at scientists' work, and encouraged the young women in the audience to realize they have a big role to play in the male-dominated world of science.
Plan bans schools' immigration question Sun Times
It's a no-no for public schools to deny enrollment based on a student's immigration status, or to ask if they're here illegally, state officials say, but apparently some schools didn't get the memo.
Foes fight charter schools' boom Tribune
A decade after the charter school movement began in Illinois, enrollment has surged to nearly 20,000 students, but the schools still can't keep up with demand.
School bus ran red light, cops say; 6 kids injured Tribune
A van heading south on Illinois Highway 53 in Bolingbrook struck a school bus full of students Wednesday afternoon, sending six children to local hospitals with bumps and bruises, police said.
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