Wednesday Morning News

Group calls for delay in plans to close city schoolsTribune

A group opposed to a Chicago Public Schools plan to close and

reorganize schools released two studies Tuesday saying the efforts have

not led to improvements and have focused on poor neighborhoods

undergoing gentrification.

Charter schools little better than others: study Sun Times


Chicago charter school difference isn't much of a difference, at least

not on the high school level, a new study released Tuesday indicates.

As CPS expands turnaround fix, demand for top teachers skyrocketsCTDN


Public Schools officials are looking for special teachers to work in

so-called "turnaround schools. A new generation of teachers are being

developed, which angers the status quo.

Evanston police plan to discuss 10-year-old's death


Evanston police plan to discuss Tuesday the findings of an

investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who reportedly was

found hanging from a hook in a bathroom at his middle school.

School 'negligent' in boy's hanging, attorney says Sun Times


the boy's fifth-grade teacher is on administrative leave as school

officials probe how Aquan Lewis came to be unsupervised for a length of

time -- which is a question the boy's mother was asking Tuesday.

Dating violence hits halls of Southwest Side high school

Medill Reports


in five students at Gage Park High School, on the city’s Southwest

Side, has been in an abusive relationship, according to a study

conducted in the fall. Now, a student group is springing into action to

fight the violence – and the attitudes that cause it.

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