Tuesday Morning News

'He didn't deserve' to be shot to death

The teenager, the fifth of eight children, was visiting friends in his

old neighborhood when a playful fight turned deadly, his family said.

Time—On Teens' Terms Education Week

The program, which now serves 28,000 teenagers from 30 Chicago high

schools, is also changing the perception of high school students in the

city, says Arne Duncan, the chief executive officer of the

409,000-student Chicago public school district, which serves as one of

After School Matters’ partners.

Global Girls Find Their Voice WBEZ

The

news that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s teenage

daughter was pregnant provoked some fiery discussions about teen

pregnancy. But at Global Girls, an organization working to develop

African-American girls’ self esteem, it prompted performance art.

Raise state income tax for schools: panelists Catalyst

More

than 90 percent of black children live in high-poverty school districts

that rely heavily on state funding and generate less money from local

property taxes, according to a new analysis.

Tracking clout Chicago Reader

A new Web site maps out the backgrounds and connections of Chicago politicians.

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