Sometimes Chicago education news feels more like a police blotter than a roundup of school-related stories.
Obama in New Orleans: 'It's clear how far we have to go' LA Times
Obama's Education secretary, Arne Duncan met with students and local officials at
John McDonogh Senior High. Paul Vallas, the head of the city's Recovery
School District, spoke of the hundreds of millions in rebuilding funds
he was still hoping to receive from the Federal Emergency Management
Teacher fights CPS for disabled son's education Tribune
a Chicago teacher, Cruz feels like she knows the system and was able to
act as a strong advocate for her son. And still, she said, it was a
lengthy fight that she fears set him back academically and emotionally.
CPS student charged in sexual abuse of minor girl Sun Times
was arrested at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 3000 S. King Dr., Dunbar Vocational
Career Academy High School, and the charge was approved at 12:42 a.m.,
according to police.
Man gets 85 years in '03 slaying of Crane student Tribune
who was a freshman at Crane High School, was not involved in gangs,
police, friends and family members said at the time of his death. His
killing spurred an increase in police patrols around the school, 2245
W. Jackson Blvd., as well as a call by then-Chicago Public Schools CEO
Arne Duncan for community volunteers to escort children to school.
Oak Park school superintendent to retire Tribune
In an e-mail announcing Weninger's retirement, board President
Dietra Millard said in the coming weeks the district will begin
discussing the search for a new superintendent and seek input on "the
qualities key to future school leadership."
Charter success story Tribune (editorial)
least 13,000 kids in Illinois are on waiting lists to get into a
charter school. State legislators this year finally took a step toward
helping them by voting to raise the cap on charter schools in the
state. The number in Illinois will be allowed to double to 120 schools.
45th Chicago International Film Festival gave the much-anticipated
local premiere Wednesday of "Precious," a film about a teenage girl's
struggle with domestic violence and illiteracy.
often gamble as a way to socialize. They make a bet on the basketball
court, throw dice in the schoolyard or, with more serious consequences,
they go online. But a gambling obsession and financial losses trouble
the lives of an estimated 500,000 U.S. teens.
Mapping the Plan for Transformation Gapers Block
the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation in full swing,
it's hard to keep track of the location of new mixed income
developments -- not to mention which of the old family developments
haven't been demolished.
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