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No gay high school -- at least not in '09 Chicago Sun Times

Designers

of a plan to create the city's first gay-friendly high school pulled

the plug on a watered-down version of the plan Tuesday but vowed to

resurrect the idea next year.

New group aims to tackle education issues in Illinois

Tribune

Just 29 percent of Illinois students are deemed proficient on national

assessment tests that gauge student progress and less than a quarter of

the state's high school students are ready for college, according to a

report released Tuesday.

Edgar, Bill Daley Form Education Advocacy Group WBEZ

Some political heavy hitters are leading a new education advocacy group.

Second Chance for GLBT Outcast High School Chicagoist

... other things that kids get teased about...have a spot at that school too,” said Chicago Public Schools spokesman Michael Vaughen to the Chicago Tribune. ...

Chicago Public Schools, Families Talk About Fox River Drownings Chicagoist

This weekend, Chicago Public Schools head Arne Duncan met with one of the families of the three boys who drowned last week in the Fox River during a ...

CPS preschool nearly full in Englewood Catalyst Chicago

A year ago, Chicago Public Schools could not enroll enough children in Englewood to fill the seats in its state-funded universal preschool program. ...

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