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Private Funding Uneven in Public Schools WBEZ

A

wealthy benefactor can be a real shot in the arm for an

under-performing public school – whether the donor pays for new books

or a new playing field. But which schools get grants and donations and

which don’t is pretty random. And some say this money only serves as a

patch for bigger funding problems.

Low-cost prom gains popularity among some teens The Associated Press

... or I lost my job, or my house foreclosed,'" says Carolyn Johnson, a Glass Slipper board member and an administrator with Chicago Public Schools.

Bank of America Unveils New Kennedy Expressway Mural Earthtimes (press release)

In

addition, the company unveiled the Art and Family program, which

provides every Chicago Public Schools student in grades K-12 and up to

three family ...

As Foreclosures Increase, Schools Crack Down on Nonresident Students Wall Street Journal

“No district should be chasing people

away because of foreclosure, but we know they are,” Laurene Heybach,

director of the Law Project of the Chicago...

City to expand youth summer programs CTDFN

Mayor

Richard M. Daley announced six new summer programs for Chicago's youth

today. The changes are aimed at keeping teens off the streets when

school ends.

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