Friday Morning Education News

Youth violence dominates again:

CPS Head Defends Out-of-State Contract WBEZ

Chicago schools chief Ron Huberman is
defending his decision to bring in an out-of-town group to help curb
youth violence. Huberman says the Pennsylvania-based Youth Advocate
Programs, Inc., or YAP, has been successful with ...

Youth Violence From a School Bus Driver's Point of View WBEZ

School
Bus Driver and organizer for 2nd annual Stop the Violence Walk Cynthia
Johnson has more on what she sees from her seat at the front of the
bus.

Student claims he needed handgun for protection Tribune

A
17-year-old Palatine High School student charged with bringing a
handgun to school said he needed the weapon for protection, police said
today.

Journalist Alex Kotlowitz Addresses Violence in Chicago WBEZ

Writer Alex Kotlowitz talks about his studies in Chicago violence, and what to do about it.

Poor Chicago Neighborhoods Denied, Now Suing Reporter

West Englewood, Englewood, Lawndale, West Lawndale and
Roseland had 13 percent of new foreclosures in 2008* and one-third of
their residents living in poverty.

Ed Sec'y Duncan going to Oct. 2 Olympics meeting AP

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will travel to Denmark next week to
support his hometown of Chicago's Olympic bid. Duncan will join first
lady ...

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  • From Kugler: Teacher Is Dead After Being Stabbed

    National Briefing | Southwest
    Texas: Tyler Teacher Is Dead After Being Stabbed in Classroom
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/us/24brfs-TYL...

    A teacher was stabbed in a high school classroom in Tyler and later died. A 16-year-old student was arrested in the case. The police are not releasing the name of the student. The victim, Todd R. Henry, a 52-year-old music therapist, was stabbed once in the neck at 8:50 a.m. and died later at a hospital. A teacher aide immediately subdued the attacker, and no one else was injured. Angela Jenkins, a school spokeswoman, said the attack was not gang or racially motivated.

  • From Kugler: Police study video of teen's fatal beating - Chicago Breaking News
    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/09/cand...

    Police and witnesses say the melee was a culmination of a simmering rivalry between two groups of Fenger students, one that lived near the school and the other from the Altgeld Gardens housing development. Neighbors said the feud has been building since August, spilling across Roseland streets and, some say, into Fenger.

  • From Russo:

    sorry that some of the above comments i copied and pasted from catalyst don't looks so good -- hard to read -- but i wanted a record of the previous conversation so that we weren't starting from scratch.

    future comments will be separated more clearly one from the next, not just a double-space.

    thanks!

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