AM News: Cuts & Closings

Keller parents demand school stays Southtown Star
There
are 766 students enrolled at Mount Greenwood School, 24 more than CPS
projected for the current school year, said Jose Alvarez, CPS' chief
officer for external affairs.

Book shares Chicago recipe for good schools Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The book offers important advice for
people involved in any school, regardless of location or student
background. But the conclusions are especially important for schools in
a central city.

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Military high school opens Gazette Chicago
Air
Force Academy High School (AFAHS), the Chicago Public Schools' sixth
military academy, opened Sept. 8 at 1301 W. 14th St. With 127 freshman
student-cadets enrolled now, it will add one new class per year until
it counts a full roster of freshmen through seniors.

St. Mary's parishioners upset over school's closing Daily Herald
The
service came just three days after the Diocese of Joliet announced the
school would close in mid-July as part of a consolidation and financial
savings plan. It is a plan, some parishioners say, that was changed at
the last second after the church's pastor asked to transform the school
into one for low-income Hispanics to serve the area's growing
population.

Plainfield District Cuts 7 Positions Fox Chicago
The Plainfield School District has cut seven administrative
positions, and more could be on the way.

At Leo High, a Gathering and a Mission Chicao Coop

Bob
Foster helped Leo High School endure as an inner-city symbol of
educational opportunity and haven in a troubled area plagued by gang
violence.

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