Tuesday AM News: ID Theft Risk and Hendricks Academy Update

Schools offer fix for ID error Tribune
Chicago Public Schools will offer credit protection help to an estimated 1,740 former employees whose personal information was revealed in a staff mailing about health-insurance programs, officials announced Monday.

CPS spills private info of 1,700 ex-employees Sun-Times
Chicago Teachers Union officials Monday blasted a security breach that shared the Social Security numbers of 1,700 former Chicago public school employees with hundreds of their colleagues, creating a risk of identity theft.

State replaces 18 computers after break-in Tribune
Hendricks Community Academy has received an outpouring of support in the form of replacement computers and donations, but the school's principal said she also is grateful to the community for helping find the suspects.

The Question of Education Chicago Defender
The report card for our nation's schools is in and it doesn't look good. Half a dozen studies and reports have been released in the last month and all of them concluded that the achievement gap between white and black students was alive and well. Most disturbing was the revelation that on average black high school students were reading and performing math at the level of white junior high school students.

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