School News: Fenger Followup, Pilsen Parents, Teen Drivers

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Student exonerated in beating won't return to Fenger Sun Times
The
mother of a teenager exonerated in the Sept. 24 beating death of a
fellow Fenger High School student will get to stay in her Roseland
home, but she won't send her son back to that school, she said.

On a tour of Fenger, north suburban parents confront a new ground zero Medill
An assistant principal said the money spent on each student is not
limited to books, supplies and the teacher's time. Fenger must also
provide food, bus passes, medicine and additional security to ensure
students' well being.

North Shore activists tour Fenger for school funding lesson Tribune
They
hope to influence their North Shore neighbors by educating them on how
the disparities affect everyone statewide, said Lali Watt, a former
Wilmette trustee.

Pilsen Parents Keep Pushing for School Improvements Medill
Parents
of Whittier Elementary School students and members of the Pilsen
Alliance thought it was strange when they saw school officials start to
fix up the De La Cruz Academy public school in Pilsen last spring, even
after they'd been told it was going to be closed.

Ag School students build three-hole golf course Southtown
A
ribbon-cutting ceremony for the three-hole Legacy Course at the school
in Chicago's Mount Greenwood community was held Tuesday. Play will
start in the spring.

Bond set in melee that cost teen her eye Tribune
Bond was set at $450,000 Tuesday afternoon for a 34-year-old man accused of throwing a broken bottle that will cost a Schaumburg High School senior her eye.

Teen driver deaths drop sharply in Illinois Tribune

Teen driver deaths and teen
involvement in automobile crashes in Illinois are dropping
substantially.

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  • DEAR PILSEN PARENTS: YOU WILL NEVER BE HEARD UNTIL YOU REMOVE TIO TOMAS, ALD. SOLIS. UNTIL YOU RUN A CANDIDATE AGAINST HIM AND GET OUT THE VOTE FOR YOUR CANDIDATE TO WIN, ALD. TIO TOMAS Solis WILL IGNORE YOU AND FLY THE UNO FLAG. HE WILL NEVER BETRAY UNO--HE will continue to BETRAY YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN!

  • This would NEVER be tollerated at a selective enrollment school or a majority white school. We Latinos are getting ripped off!
    The closure of De La Cruz has created new challenges at Whittier Elementary, which for the first time now has seventh- and eighth-grade students. Space is very limited; there is no computer lab, no library and some of the classes eat lunch in the hallway since the cafeteria is too crowded.

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