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More magnet schools to open in Chicago, officials announce Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public School officials

announced plans Tuesday to open five new magnet elementary ...

City to beef up security at schools, police chief says Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools

officials said attendance was down Monday, even as they increased

security. So far this school year there have been 18 students in ...

South Shore student works Obama campaign, inspires others Medill Report

South Shore High School student Marc Ford has campaigned for

Obama and other local politicians for over a year.

Illinois House Seeks to Repeal Moment of Silence in Schools EdWeek

A bill approved 72-31 last week would let schools choose whether to observe a moment of silence.

Police: Items Found Near Schurz H.S. Not Dangerous Chicago News

Police Bomb and Arson Unit investigators have determined two

"suspicious items" found on the street near Schurz High School on the

Northwest Side on Monday afternoon posed no threat. via Cbs2chicago.com

States Eye Looser Rein on Districts EdWeek

The

push to give school districts greater operating flexibility—a

grassroots rallying cry eclipsed in recent years by the charter school

movement—is seeing a resurgence, as states seek to spur innovation that

will help raise student achievement.

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