Critical Week Ahead for City School Reform NYT
"The process -- from recommendation to the Board of Education vote -- is
probably no more than a month," said Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward),
who co-sponsored the resolution in response to complaints of too little
community involvement. "That's unfair."
Chicago Public Schools Board will vote to close school in West Lincoln Park LP Now
parents like Lister and Nielsen are clearly passionate about saving
Prescott, a lack of greater interest from the West Lincoln Park
community seems to have left the fate of the school in the hands of the
Board of Education's vote on Wednesday.
Frustrated schools advertising how much they're owed Sun Times
cash-starved State of Illinois is months late and more than $700
million behind in paying its education bills, and at some school
districts, taxpayers don't have to go far to find out exactly how much
their schools are owed.
Spoke word poetry key to unlock student potential
of the talented teenagers who join Peter Kahn's Spoken Word Club at Oak
Park and River Forest High School do so because they have pressing
needs -- a need to be heard, to create, to express themselves and their
struggles in rhythm and rhyme....
Lesson from the street: Don't back down Tribune
Barnes and Derri Enoch squared off in the center of the street, their
faces knotted with anger. Barnes, tall and slender, raised his fists
and promised to level his close friend with a shot to the jaw. Enoch
dropped his hands and dared him to do...
For Many Latina Teens, Gang Life Adds to Stress NYT
The experiences of a young Hispanic girl, formerly a gang member, typify the pressures such girls face.
Teen charged in shooting after police gain witnesses' trust Tribune
shooting left Perteet a quadriplegic, requiring him to undergo
long-term rehabilitation and home-schooling until the Chicago Public
Schools can accommodate him.
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