Wednesday Morning News Roundup

School surprise in Brighton Park Tribune
More than 100 people attended the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
meeting, where residents and an alderman from a different ward spoke --
seemingly unaware of the plans for new schools -- for more than an hour
about the need to mobilize to make sure a new school is built.

Time runs out on state budget Sun Times
The governor and others have for days stressed that expiration of the temporary budget should not cause an immediate crisis.

These high grades are A failure Sun Times (commentary)
Only meaningful measures from various perspectives -- including the
teachers themselves -- distinguish the good, weed out the bad and keep
teachers' practice evolving.

Parent trains angry students to be peacemakers
Going on its third year, the Austin Peace Center has changed the
atmosphere at Milton Brunson Math & Science Specialty Elementary
School on the West Side by helping youth address the root causes of
their anger.

Losing Our Children: Julian and Lazarus
This summer, Chicago Public Radio is looking at how individuals and
communities are impacted by acts of violence against young people and
how they respond. Nearly three dozen public school students in Chicago
have been killed over the past year, many by gang violence and
crossfire. This morning, a report on how one killing has reverberated
in the life of an eleven year-old boy.

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