Thursday Morning Education News (Besides Fenger)

Chicago schools look to reform special ed programs Medill
trying to develop a way to monitor schools appropriately," said Debbie
Duskey, chief specialized service officer of Chicago Public Schools.
"We know that we have some work to do."

Harlem Children's Zone for Chicago?.Catalyst
from social service agencies in Chicago Lawn, Logan Square and Woodlawn
will travel to New York City in the coming weeks to attend a multi-day
conference afor organizations that are
interested in launching Promise Neighborhoods.

Former Walter Payton Prep coach gets probation for groping Sun Times
former Walter Payton College Prep boys basketball coach was sentenced
to three years probation Wednesday for groping a pair of 15-year-old
female students.

Foundry owner wants to forge a heavy-metal future for Chicago students Medill
Bridgeport-area metalworker John Lamonica bought the Butler Street
Foundry from his uncle five years ago, he wanted it to be a space to
breathe new fire into Chicago's working-class community.

Alternative Ways To Discipline Your Child
to new research by Dr. Murray A. Straus, University of New Hampshire
professor, children who are spanked have lower IQs nationwide. Experts
Dr. Murray Straus and Dr. Katherine Klehr offer alternative ways to
discipline children using positive reinforcement.

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  • Regarding the reform of SpEd programs: More PD! Yeah, that's the ticket. The only possible explanation for non-compliance is that staff at the school level just don't understand. Bless us with your knowledge, oh Great Central Office. Then use the "number of people trained" as data proving you do your job.

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