Thursday Morning News, Part 2

Gay-friendly high school may open here in 2010 Chicago Sun Times

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"gay-friendly'' Chicago public high school that will weave gay and

lesbian "heroes" -- from James Baldwin to Gertrude Stein -- into its

curriculum was among 20 new school proposals unveiled Wednesday.

Dear 'Ol Gay School High... CLTV

Chicago may soon become a new model for tolerance in high school.

City leaders to recommend approval of gay high schoolTribune

Pointing to studies showing that gay high school students are at

greater risk of dropping out because of stigma and fear of violence,

Chicago Public Schools leaders said Wednesday that they will recommend

opening a campus aimed at these students.

District Backs Union-Designed High SchoolWBEZ

The Illinois Federation of

Teachers and Service Employees International Union Local 73 have formed

a nonprofit group to run the school.

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