Bureaucracy Rant CPS Obsessed
If a child drops out of a gifted (and
I assume classical) class during the school year, CPS doesn't fill the
The homicides keep rolling in DSL
this time of the year with the cold wet weather, homicides drop
dramatically. Not this year. Homicides keep rolling in. And everybody
is quiet about it.
Through the Looking Glass With Mayor Daley Matt Farmer
Daley: How did you manage to keep a straight face when you told members
of the Chicago media that Fenger High School, where Derrion Albert
went, is "a very good school"?
Comments on Rev. Meeks' `Bloody hands' essay Eric Zorn
who examine their property tax bills in the mail this week will choke
on this idea that they're not "lifting a finger" to do anything about
Treats for Cabrini
Tutor Mentor Connection
We all have networks. We need to learn to map
them, and use them to do good, and to help each of us overcome the
challenges we face in life.
Cascade program helps make extracurricular learning fun Tribune
of Chicago students have come up with a way to get teens to willingly
spend their free time in a classroom: focus on pirates to teach about
democracy, use Snow White and Mulan as examples of societal shifts or
give a math lesson by reworking the way college football teams are
"The Schools Scam" The Reader (2006)
TIF system millions of dollars in property taxes are being diverted
from education to development.
Rev Meeks gets religion on the reality of Chicago schools Examiner
has taken on Daley, the impeached nutcase Governor, and other powerful
figures before, however for a democrat to (1) challenge the teacher
myth, and (2) to publicly embrace a Republican Party initiative like
vouchers is urban sacrilege and takes Chicago guts
Red Pencil 17
I know, his note is a year old,
I don't deal with other questions like, DO we need a LGBT high school
(maybe) and issues, still hanging, about my experience -- like, how it
triggered PTSD for me.
Chicago Scholars guides students Chicago Weekly
known as Scholarship Chicago, the Chicago Scholars Foundation does work
that makes college a reality instead of a dream for many of the most
challenged and needy kids in the city, and they do it through long-term
commitment, rather than by merely throwing money at good students.
You Just Never Know Marshfield Tattler
Back in 2005 I chose the four digits 2-0-0-9 for
something because Dawn was starting high school and was part of the
class of 09. Until she wasn't anymore.
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