Obama Speech Will Be Voluntary For Schools

Obama webcast optional at some area schools ABC7

going to be a voluntary thing. Certainly from our perspective we're
going to encourage students to be involved and understand what's going
on in the greater world all the time," said Ron Huberman, Chicago
Public Schools CEO.

Chicago Public Schools announce plan to combat violence Tribune

About 80 percent of the shootings involved students at 38 of the
district's 89 high schools. And schools with the lowest number of
victims spent more money on social workers, counselors and training for
security officers. These schools also were far less likely to call
police when students fought or brought drugs and alcohol to campus.

Schools Chief Rolls Out Plan to Stop Violence.


says his biggest mission this year is to stop the gunfire that killed
34 students last school year, and injured nearly 300.

Obama back-to-school address a matter of debate for local districts Daily Herald

Unit District 220 spokesman Jeff Arnett said administrators received
about three dozen inquiries from parents concerned that Obama's address
will contain political overtones that their children will be mandated
to watch.
In fact, the district will leave the decision of whether to view
Obama's address to the discretion of teachers, parents and students,
Arnett said.

Huberman outlines strategies to improve Chicago schools Catalyst

Mentoring to curb student shootings, tougher criteria to become a
teacher and data, data, data.
Those are highlights from Schools CEO Ron Huberman's speech Thursday to
a standing-room-only crowd at the City Club, where he outlined his
strategies for improving schools and promised more details in the weeks
to come.

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