Tuesday Morning News

Chicago Public Schools Student On the Streets Again Chicago Public Radio

This is the last week of school for most Chicago students. But for some teens, school ended weeks or even months ago. They're the kids who've already dropped out. And they make up a devastating statistic in this city.

Chicago's own science guy eyes national TV Chi-Town Daily News

Working with Chicago Public Schools, he developed after-school programs to get middle school students interested in science. He brings the same flair to a WYCC television show, City Science. And he's looking to turn the show into a national program.

Good grades worth $80,000 Sun Times

Without a scholarship, Social Justice High School student Armando Medina knew he and his Southwest Side family would have a tough time finding the money to send him to college.

Comings & Goings: CTU lobbyists, innovation award Catalyst

Four new lobbyists are representing the Chicago Teachers Union in Springfield.

Former Bear Roland Harper to be sentenced Tuesday Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Public Schools were defrauded of $1.5 million in the scheme. Harper, who pocketed about $80000 in the deal, likely faces a little more than a year in prison in return for cooperating with prosecutors.

Washoe schools chief hopefuls meet public Reno Gazette-Journal

Pedro Martinez, chief financial officer, Chicago Public Schools; Heath Morrison, Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools community superintendent; and Karst Brandsma, interim superintendent of Everett, Wash., Public Schools spoke about their experiences.

Summer camp for jazz: Brushing up with the masters Chicago Tribune

The headliners will lead the students in the culminating performance of an ongoing education program jointly organized by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the Chicago Public Schools, the After School Matters organization and the Gallery 37 ...

Teachers have a full day, kids need extra time for "specials" Chicago Tribune

So why, then, do suburban children have longer school days? Suburban schools have more "extras" or "specials" built into their school days than do Chicago schools. These extras include things like a full period of gym at least three days a week...

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