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Chicago Public Schools May Create Violence Hotline ChicagoTalks
With three months remaining in the school year, there
have been 118 shootings involving Chicago Public School students. The
numbers, down from last year, have prompted Rep. Monique Davis
(D-Chicago) to introduce an anonymous Violence Prevention Hotline.
Chicago kids slimmer when young, fatten by 6th grade
Fewer Chicago kids entering kindergarten and first
grade were obese in 2008 vs. five years earlier. But children in Chicago
are still more likely to be fatter than kids nationwide and, by sixth
grade, more than one in four kids here is obese.
Student to return to Joliet school after frustration
with Fenger Tribune
He registered at
Fenger at the beginning of February, but then spent more than a month
trying to get the Chicago school district to provide him with the bus
service mandated in his special-education plan. District officials
began investigating the matter late last week after they were contacted
by the Tribune.
'Districtwide failure' in bus driver
DUI case Tribune
Suspicions that a Mount Prospect school bus
driver had been drinking
on the job were brought to the attention of her supervisor the day
before the driver was arrested last week, the school board president
said he learned Monday.
4 local teens earn trip S. Africa to perform Diski
It's called the Diski -- sort of an African Macarena
dedicated to the soccer ball. Confused? Four South Side teens aren't.
They're so good at the Diski, they're about to travel halfway around the
world to dance in South Africa.
Full-time School for Only Half the Kids
at St. Charles
Today, half of the high school-aged kids
locked up at the St. Charles youth prison west of Chicago are not
getting full-time classes because there aren't enough teachers.
Chicago Hales Franciscan beats Breese 80-70
Chicago Hales' Dominique Walls (21) leaps to block a long pass by Breese
Central's Brandon Book (50) during the first half of the Class 2A
third-place boys basketball game on Saturday, March 13, 2010, in Peoria,
Harvey mayor defended by sister at school board meeting Tribune
school board members who voted for Kellogg, one is his sister, one is
his cousin and two are on the city payroll, working under Kellogg,
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