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The challenges of choiceCatalyst

A Catalyst Chicago analysis

finds that a surprising number of black students are choosing

lackluster schools. And in some South and West Side neighborhoods, the

new schools have made barely a dent in the need for better options.

Student sues to avoid attackers Tribune

On

Monday, Adero's father, David Neely, a Chicago criminal defense

attorney, filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court to force the

Chicago Board of Education to let his son attend another high school.

School Watchdog Says Sherman Elementary Manipulating Enrollment WBEZ

An

education watchdog group is accusing a Chicago elementary school of

manipulating its student population to improve test scores.

A School Chief Takes on Tenure, Stirring a Fight NYT

The chancellor of the Washington, D.C., schools has proposed spectacular raises for teachers willing to give up tenure.

UPDATE:

CPS gives kids a voice in cutting dropout rate Sun Times

Concerned

about a 55 percent high school graduation rate, Chicago Public School

kids spent 1½ years trying to figure out what to do about it, including

visiting 12 standout high schools nationwide.

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