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Charter school uses gift cards to recruit Tribune

A charter school is offering gift cards in a bid to attract students with good grades, but the move is drawing criticism.

Summer school gets extra boost in Englewood CST
More than 1,100 kids from the Englewood neighborhood began receiving an
extra long slice of summer school Monday, but one spiced up with far
more arts, sports and enrichment activities than usual.

The New Sherman School WBEZ
Chicago
Public Radios Julia McEvoy reports on a public school on Chicagos
south side thats undergoing a radical transformation this summer.

Daley hopes school can run year-round Tribune

Mayor
Richard Daley on Monday provided a glimpse of what summers might be
like for Chicago students--a mix of classroom work in the morning and
fun in the afternoon--if he gets his wishfor a year-round public school
calendar.

Blagojevich Takes Another Hit on Education Funding Illinoize (blog)
The
Building Owner's and Managers Association (BOMA), released a study of
Chicago's commercial real estate last week, blaming Illinois'
over-reliance on property taxes for school funding for high vacancy
rates in Loop high rises.

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