Wednesday AM News: School council member OK, Jazz pianist visits CPS, Achievement scholarships, School tax increase

Controversial local school council member gets OK Sun Times
Thomas Ramos is eligible to serve as a parent member of the Curie local school council that dumped principal Jerryelyn Jones even though he doesn't have a child at Curie, officials said Tuesday.

Key to success: Practice Tribune
Acclaimed jazz pianist George Duke was barely into his first song Tuesday when the students in the Rich South High School auditorium started bopping their heads, tapping their feet and voicing approval of his sound.

Black students win Achievement scholarships Sun Times
Here is a list of area winners in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. These outstanding black American students will receive scholarships funded by more than 50 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

West Aurora schools seek tax increase Tribune
Residents of West Aurora School District 129 will be asked April 17 to approve a 50 cent tax-rate increase to address student growth and struggling finances.

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