Rash of intruder attacks shows schools' vulnerability Tribune
Chicago Public Schools...has required manned metal detectors in high schools and monitored entry points at elementary schools since 1996.
"Unfortunately, we are susceptible to the sorts of violence that happens in urban environments, so we've been ahead of the race for a long time when it comes to safety," said Celeste Garrett, spokeswoman for Chicago Public Schools. "We have some of the safest learning environments around."
No easy route to good jobs Catalyst
Graduates of Chicago Public Schools who do not attend college have a hard time finding work, especially higher-paying work, and African-American students fare worst in the job market, according to a report from the Office of Post-Secondary Education.
Affordable Chicago State not on suburban kids' radars Sun-Times
Oak Lawn High School senior Colleen Weems' home is about a 20-minute drive from Chicago State University on the Far South Side, but like many students from the south and southwest suburbs, she knows little about it.
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