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Ren 2010 report offers lessons for school startupsCatalyst

The report shows that test scores in the Renaissance schools slightly

lagged those of students with similar backgrounds who attended

neighborhood schools—though not to a statistically significant degree.

But results were far from homogeneous.

Number of Chicago year-round schools set to triple in the fall Tribune

Classes would begin the first week of August and end in mid-June for

132 schools—up from 41 this year—with several breaks of two or three

weeks scattered during the school year, officials said.

Chicago Public Schools to fit 'financial literacy' into curriculum ... Chicago Sun-Times

Passing algebra, geometry and calculus

is one thing. Mastering the skills needed to pay bills, balance a

checkbook, make car and mortgage payments is quite another. Chicago's

113166 public high school students may ...

Students band together against gun violence Catalyst

This

week, Chicago students are waging war against gun violence.

Stabbed Elgin High teacher speaks for first time about attack Daily Herald

Carolyn

Gilbert survived a violent attack at the hands of a student 15 months

ago. But she has refused to let it derail her life.

Last song at Choir charter school? CTDN

The

Board of Education will vote on a recommendation to close Choir Academy

Charter School of Chicago. Officials say the school is in debt and

faces reduced enrollment.

Teen charged with battery to police Sun Times

A

Lane Tech High student was charged with battery to a police officer

after he allegedly refused to pay for a cab fare early Sunday on the

Northwest Side, police said.

Leaving Work Early Without Pay Wall Street Journal

The Chicago School

Readiness Project couples teacher training in classroom management with

stress-reduction workshops and support from mental-health

professionals.

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