Tuesday Morning News

CPS launches male mentoring program in 25 schools Chicago Defender
Chicago Public Schools officials are hopeful that a mentoring program in 25 schools will improve graduation rates for Black and Hispanic males.

Chicago Fights to Keep Males in School WBEZ
Students across the city of Chicago were off for Columbus Day... But Chicago Public Radio's Ammad Omar reports that hundreds of male high-schoolers volunteered for a different set of classes.

Legislator wants to require Illinois schools to conduct drills for school shootings Herald & Review
Illinois schools are not required to conduct drills preparing students for school shootings, and one lawmaker thinks this may have to change.

UPDATE:  The
Blagojevich Education Record
WBEZ
In
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's
first term, few issues have occupied as much of his time and attention
as
education. Blagojevich has been a strong advocate for enrolling more
kids in
pre-school and has funneled nearly four billion dollars in state money
to Illinois schools. But the state's financial problems have made it
difficult for him to
deliver on some parts of his agenda.

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