Thursday AM News: Pressure for translators, Thank a teacher, Westinghouse High, Girls arrested, Defending testing

Pressure on school councils hit translators, training sought for members Tribune

A group of community activists called Tuesday for Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago school officials to "stop the assault" on local school councils and, instead, offer the elected bodies training and support to run their schools effectively.

If you can read this, thank a teacher Tribune (voice of the people)

There is no nobler profession than teaching, nor one that is more demanding. It is often described as "the agony and the ecstasy." Why? Because there are such highs and lows. But when that one student sees the light and his or her face lights up, you know you've made a difference.

Westinghouse High to cost $103 million Sun Times

The cost of building a new Westinghouse High School has skyrocketed, to nearly $103 million, far beyond the $63 million for Little Village High, according to plans approved Wednesday by Chicago School Board members.

9 Girls Arrested After Fight At Chicago High School NBC5.com

Nine female students got into a fight at Dunbar High School on Wednesday and were arrested for misdemeanor mob action, authorities said.

Educators Defend New Testing Policy WBEZ

Fewer Illinois schools are on the federal list of failing schools. Their test scores got help from a change in state policy that allowed schools to leave out the scores of transfer students.

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