Wednesday Papers

Don't forget -- LSC elections are today and tomorrow.

Local school councils going strong at 18 Tribune

Chicago
is in the midst of its latest wave of modern school reform, but the
foundation of the city's first sweeping reform takes center stage on
Wednesday as city residents cast ballots for thousands of candidates
running for seats on local school councils.

 

Richards: Expanding preschool is a priority Sun Times
There
are very few sure things in life. When one comes along, we ought to
jump at it. Quality preschool education is one of those sure things. It
gives kids a leg up when they enter elementary school, and the gains
continue throughout their lives.

Rejection 101 Sun Times
They studied, kept up their grade point averages and aced their ACTs
and SATs. They played team sports, used their summers for enrichment
programs and their spring breaks for research projects. They took
advanced placement courses, performed service projects and volunteer
work. They ran student governments, joined the National Honor Society.
And when they didn't get into their first-choice college, they learned
a life lesson.

Merit Scholars announced Sun Times
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the first round of
winners of its annual Merit Scholarship. Students from around the state
were among the 1,000 winners around the nation.

2 students sue charter school Tribune
Students at Noble Street Charter High
School on the Near West Side were barred from creating a Gay Straight
Alliance at their nationally recognized school because administrators
didn't want "student groups talking about sex," a federal lawsuit
alleges.

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