Tuesday Morning News

Spanish-speaking students must take school tests in English Tribune

Duncan said that on Friday, U.S. Department of Education officials gave

Illinois State Board of Education officials the permission to delay the

ISAT exam for the English language learners, but state officials

refused.

English Learners Begin ISAT Alongside Native Speakers WBEZ

This year, for the first time,

students still in the process of learning English are taking the ISAT

alongside native speakers.

3 kids die, 5 hurt in rash of shootings Tribune

Marsh was one of eight public-school children -- including a 7-year-old

-- shot over the weekend, according to Chicago Public schools chief

Arne Duncan. Three of those students died, making a total of 17

schoolchildren killed this year, Duncan said.

Police: Schools should have plan for gunman in school Sun Times

"We have outgrown the area where fire is the biggest threat to our

students," said Detective Robert Carroll of the Cook County Sheriff's

Department. "You are far less likely as a student to die as a victim of

fire than you are of violence

LSC filing deadline is upcomingChiTown

Voting

to fill two-year Local School Council terms will be in April. Council

members are responsible for hiring their school's principal and working

on academic improvement plans

Chicago Adopts Gaming for After School Math Programs THE Journal

As part of an initiative to extend math activities for its students into the "immersive learning" arena, the third-largest school district in the United States, Chicago Public Schools, has rolled out videogames in four of its after school centers.

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