Thursday Morning News

Durbin to AG: help on Chicago violence Tribune

Senate
Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is calling on Attorney General Eric
Holder to do more to address youth violence in Chicago.

Nearly 60 Percent Won't Graduate At South Side School CBS2

More than
half the class, 44 of 77 students, did not graduate.

Summer nutrition program provides meals for youth in need Tribune

On June 15, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
-- together with our federal, state and local partners, including
Chicago Public Schools -- launched the 2009 Summer Nutrition Program.

Chicago charters get thumbs-up in new study, but charters nationwide don't Catalyst

Chicago charters outperform regular public schools in math, but reading
gains are not significant.

Urban Prep school receives donation from Oprah Foundation Tribune

Oprah Winfrey, who has discussed Urban Prep
on her television show, donated $250,000 to the school through her
charitable organization, The Oprah Winfrey Foundation.

Hardworking students rewarded with free Kanye West concert Defender

A free ticket to an exclusive Kanye West concert was enticing enough for
students at six city schools to raise their grades and maintain good
attendance.

Area H.S. grads get Comcast scholarship Defender

The
youth were celebrated at a recent awards luncheon where they were each
presented with $1,000 scholarships.

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