Wednesday Morning News

Daley touts summer youth programs ABC7Chicago.com

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley spoke to schools chief executive officer Ron Huberman before making the announcement Tuesday in Jackson Park.

Study finds inordinate staff instability in Minneapolis schools Minneapolis Star Tribune

The district saw more than four times more instability -- as defined by potential layoff notices -- during the 2007-08 school year than New York and 16 times more than Chicago, the study said.

For Chicago school coaches, character counts Medill Reports, IL

The murder of three dozen Chicago Public School

students so far this academic year has the district seeking ways to

better produce healthy and productive citizens. One area of focus

already being looked at: coaching.

Community group: Stop the violence ABC7Chicago.com, USA

A month from now most Chicago Public Schools

let students out for summer vacation. Teenagers will have time and some

fear unproductive time could puts them at risk of violence. "Youth

violence is at a pandemic level with almost no response from our ...

A Plan for Parents to Shut Down Schools U.S. News & World Report, DC

As CEO of Chicago Public Schools,

Duncan followed a similar strategy.

More black lawmakers open to school vouchers USA Today

First proposed in 1955 by University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman , private-school vouchers have had a decidedly rocky history and have never fully taken root in US public schools.

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