Thursday Morning News

Students Rally for Cinco de Mayo College Bowl WBEZ

A few teachers at

Highland Park High School have been on a mission to integrate Chicano

history into their teaching.

Chicago’s Unique Program Makes Teachers Out of Moms

New California Media, CA -

Editor’s Note: To solve the chronic teacher shortage problem in its public schools, Chicago is reaching deep into its own neighborhoods.

Gov to unveil $150 million anti-violence plan today Sun Times

The

initiative, dubbed Community Investment Works, represents the

governor's first tangible response to the wave of shootings in the city

that have left 24 Chicago Public School students murdered this school

year.

Study: Charter schools may improve graduation rates Chicago Tribune

"We're very pleased to hear how well our charter school students are prepared for their future," said Arne Duncan, CEO of Chicago Public Schools.

Edge Found for Chicago's Charter High Schools EdWeek

A

new first-of-its-kind analysis suggests that in Chicago, at least,

charter school students are more likely to graduate from high school

and enroll in college than similar students in regular public high

schools.

Study: College More Likely for Charter Students New York Sun

Students

who attend charter high schools are substantially more likely to

graduate and go on to college than students who attend traditional

public schools, a new study of Chicago schools found.

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