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A little bit of h.s. transformation left Catalyst

Board members recently approved
$12 million over two years for consulting services from seven companies
that supplied curriculum packages for the project and an additional one
that provides assessments.

Cook County Regional Schools Head Charles Flowers WBEZ

In this
excerpted interview--his first media interview since the audit was
released--Flowers talks to WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton about
the audit, the loan, and the future of the office he heads.

Sex education takes a new turn Tribune

Disappointed
with the sex education classes in Chicago Public Schools, incoming
junior Natalie Kelly said she thinks high schools should offer more
information about the responsibilities and risks that accompany
intimacy.

Austin girl will leave gunfire behind to visit Capitol Hill Tribune

When
17-year-old Arielle Arzu hears gunfire, she turns off the lights -- if
there's time -- and hits the floor.
"It happens so often that it's become a routine," said Arzu, who lives
in Chicago's Austin Neighborhood. She rolled her eyes and sighed,
"It's...

3 Years Probation For Teen Cop Impersonator The Huffington Post

A
15-year-old boy who earlier this year fooled Chicago police officers
into believing he was one of their own will spend three years on
probation...

Sketching a path to better education Medill

A
new software program could help teachers track a student's artistic and
spatial development, potentially leading to greater student achievement
in math, science and engineering.

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