Flat Test Scores For IL Students (Plus Other News)

Nation's report card' shows many state students lagging Tribune
Illinois
schoolchildren flat-lined on a national math exam last spring and
showed little improvement during the past two years in narrowing the
achievement gap that divides minority and low-income students,
according to a report released this morning.

Geneva teacher reprimanded for gay slur Tribune
Geneva School District board members have issued a warning to a teacher who made offensive comments about gays during a class.

Pursuing a 'Culture of Calm' WBEZ
Stallings
says serious infractions dropped by 75 percent between his first year
on the job and his second. But despite improvements, Manley is still
among the 38 schools the district says need to improve their culture.

Chicago crime down 9.6 percent, Weis says Tribune
Homicides for youths 9 through 19 years
old dropped 19 percent through September. The department previously
reported a much larger drop.

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  • Question about crime stats: Have the number of shootings of youth gone down with more of shooting victims surviving due to advanced medical care?

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