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Illinois joins school march toward national standards, test

Chicago Tribune, United States

Buttressing this concern is a recent study by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.
It showed that one in four students who received an average score on
the 8th-grade exam didn't do well on the college entrance exam ...

10-year-old brings handgun to Park Ridge school Sun Times

A 10-year-old student brought a handgun to school in near northwest suburban Park Ridge last week, police said.

HB 363 passes Senate: CPS Facilities Task Force in the making Catalyst

Illinois Senate today passed a modified version of a bill that creates
a Chicago Education Facilities Task Force to review the city's school
closing and construction policies and recommend new rules to govern
facility decisions by Chicago Public Schools leaders.

Chicago Schools Trade Librarians for Other Staff

School Library Journal

By Lauren Barack -- School Library Journal,05/18/2009 School librarians fail to make the cut in some Chicago Public Schools, leaving classroom teachers left to fill the staffing gaps by building classroom-reading rooms. Take John J. Pershing West ...

CPS training program earns national recognition

Chi-Town Daily News, IL

Leaders, already operating in other US cities, helps prepare certified
teachers with at least two years of experience in the classroom to take
leadership roles at Chicago schools. From 2001 through 2007, 92 percent of teachers who completed the ...

Violence Grips Chicago, Takes Young Lives


Tell Me More, May 19, 2009 · So far this school year, at least 36 school-aged children have been murdered in Chicago. Tio Hardimon, Director of Mediation Services for the Chicago-based anti-violence group CeaseFire, blames the bloodshed on a lack of ...

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