There's actually lots of education news that's not about Fenger or youth violence:
Quarles was 5, the state took him away from his mother. He spent his
childhood bouncing from home to home before ending up on his own at 17
in an apartment on Chicago's South Side.
She dressed carefully for a recent trip
to her son's Oak Lawn school district, hoping that her pressed black
slacks, pinstriped shirt and heels might help her get a job; In one
trip, she signed up her teenager for free lunches and applied for a
substitute teaching position.
The not-even-second city Crain's
Daley's City Hall operation, on the other hand, needs an infusion of
fresh talent. Sources close to the mayor privately concede that, after
two decades in office, the bench has been depleted.
Nepal exit becomes city school entry Tribune
June, Biswakarma left her remote Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal and
along with her parents and 8-year-old sister took her first plane ride
-- to a new life in Chicago. That life began in earnest last month when
she entered Sullivan High School in Rogers Park, traditionally a
gateway for immigrants.
Nurturing 'School Minds' Education Week
Yanguas, a board member of the Illinois Association for Multilingual
Multicultural Education, expresses skepticism at the Illinois Policy
Institute study's findings on ELLs because they are based on scores
from state content tests.