Thursday Morning News

Illinois schools fight parents who do their kids' homework Tribune

Several

Illinois school districts are opting for more in-class assignments,

studying the meaning of grades and flat-out reminding parents not to do

their child's homework.

Two finalists named for top job at CSUCTDN

Finalists

Carol Adams and Wayne Watson are scheduled to visit Chicago State

University next month to meet with students, faculty and staff.

Pension funds may not cooperate on subpoena Sun Times

Trustees

for at least two city pension funds are considering stonewalling

Chicago's inspector general over a subpoena for records involving their

investments with a company co-owned by one of Mayor Daley's nephews.

Duncan challenges states to use stimulus funds creativelyCatalyst

So far, it's unclear whether Illinois'

plans will pass the creativity test.

Group Works to Interrupt Violence on the StreetsWBEZ

Oscar Contreras explains how the group uses positive peer pressure to curb gang violence. PLUS: A Former Gang Member Recounts Life as a Latin King

Freedom School spurs social changeCTDN

Chicago

students can become "Freedom Fellows" in their communities, identifying

problems and developing action plans to solve them.

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