Thursday Morning Education News

Restroom fire empties Oak Lawn high school Tribune
 small fire in a boys' bathroom at Oak Lawn Community High School this

morning prompted an hourlong evacuation of the building at 95th Street

and Southwest Highway.

Teen lookout gets 20 years in Aurora gang beating death
Aurora man who as a 15-year-old acted as the lookout during a
street-gang beating death was sentenced today to 20 years in prison.

New deputy, community editors Catalyst
Debra Williams
Associate Editor Sarah Karp, an award-winning investigative reporter
and the parent of three children in Chicago Public Schools, has been
promoted to Deputy Editor. In addition, Associate Editor Debra Williams has been named to the new
post of Community Editor.

Morgan Park Academy golfer hopes to end school's title drought Tribune
Jones will have a chance this year to break a state title drought at
one of the oldest schools in Illinois.
Morgan Park Academy, which opened in 1873 as the Mt. Vernon Military
and Classical Academy, never has won a state team title and its...

Unhealthy contract Tribune
The refusal of the Chicago Public Schools to take dessert off the lunch
menu reveals a troubling contradiction ("Where lunch always comes with
dessert," Page 1 Aug. 21).
Ron Huberman, CEO of the schools, does not flinch when he claims...

State funding cut has schools scrambling Tribune
elimination of a state-funded textbook program has left some school
administrators scrambling to figure out how to make up the funds
without jeopardizing education.

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