Actor aims to rouse CPS kids' ambitions Sun Times
Hill Harper, a star on TV's "CSI: NY" and a Harvard Law School grad, is all about image... On Saturday, the 39-year-old Iowa City native will address 600 Chicago public high schoolers at King College Prep in North Kenwood.
Outside the Lunchbox Newcity
A few weeks ago, while observing the cafeteria at the Louisa May Alcott School, a K-8 Chicago public school located at 2625 North Orchard, the lunchroom manager told me that on "pizza day" many kids who bring lunches from home end up buying the pizza instead... The Alcott cafeteria might as well have been a mall food court with pizza, chicken nuggets and quesadillas filling out the menu for the week.
Rules for special ed blocked Tribune
Lawmakers have blocked the state from putting new special-education policies into effect in schools, saying some of the guidelines pose "a serious threat to the interests of children with disabilities and special-education teachers."
students 'on track': census Sun-Times
Despite the crisis status of education in many big city school systems that
spawned recent No Child Left Behind laws, a new U.S. Census report finds that
most American schoolchildren are academically "on track."
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