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Tuesday Morning News Roundup

Chicago middle school principal dies during root canal Tribune

Georgette Watson, 46, of the 3600 block of Greenleaf Street, Skokie,

was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at

11:08 a.m. Monday, a Cook County medical examiner's office spokesman

said. [Brentano]

Scared of high school? CPS has plan for 8th-graders Sun Times

Thousands of Chicago eighth-graders could receive as many as three

weeks of orientation activities in their new high schools before

opening day under a new program intended to ease the critical

transition from eighth to ninth grade.

Private Takeover of L.A. Schools Gets Results NPR

Steve Barr, a 43-year-old California entrepreneur, founded an

organization that runs 12 schools in the city that have managed to

graduate 90 percent of their students, a significant improvement in

L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.

PLUS: A District Where No Two Schools Are Alike.

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