Tuesday Morning News

Teachers eager to get raises for certification TribuneIl_cst

More than two months after Chicago Public Schools teachers approved a new contract that added financial incentives for educators to become nationally certified, a record number of the district's teachers are pursuing the nation's top teaching credential, officials said Monday.

Nun who taught in Chicago pleads no contest to abuse Tribune

A nun who taught in Chicago-area Roman Catholic schools for more than three decades pleaded no contest Monday to molesting two teenage boys at a Milwaukee elementary school in the 1960s.

Park districts and schools use video games to attack youth obesity Tribune

Pedaling madly on his stationary bike and staring into the screen before him, the high school freshman shrieks for help as sirens squawk behind his virtual vehicle.

Puppeteer getting by on a shoestring Tribune
Kipniss, who lives in Chicago's Forest Glen neighborhood in a home he shares with two dogs and six cats, estimates he has staged at least 20,000 puppet shows, more than 1,000 of which have been at Chicago-area schools and park districts.

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