AM News: Parent Fundraising Helps Schools (Unevenly)

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Chicago-area schools turn to parents for help raising

Tribune:  Hundreds of Oak Park parents cried foul last month when
a school board member suggested that parent-teacher organizations might
help raise money to improve technology in District 97 elementary
schools...RELATED: Parents stepping in to help raise more money for schools USA Today: In Mokena, Ill., outside Chicago, parents want to
raise $250000 by December to keep 48 sports and other activities,
including band and after-school tutoring.. Jackson Language Academy may expand, increase student
Gazette: The
University Village Association (UVA) is working to expand the Andrew Jackson
Learning Academy (AJLA) to
serve neighborhood children as well... Proposed Bronzeville school changes anger community Gazette:  Dozens of parents, teachers, and students recently to
protest its scheduled fall 2010 consolidation with Ludwig Beethoven
Elementary...Union election nears in a time of instability
Catalyst:  Facing a gauntlet of threats - from layoffs to
performance based evaluations - Chicago teachers will go to the polls
May 21 to elect a union president for the next three years...  Caremark Triumphs With Lucrative Contract NYT:  The three-year contract, with two one-year options, covers
employees of the City of Chicago, Cook County government, the Chicago
Public Schools... Deportation's Brief Adios and Prolonged Anguish Cooperative:  Twice a
week, the human dimensions of the country's immigration policies are
visible at the suburban detention center where illegal immigrants are
moved for deportation flights at O'Hare... 50000 walk for breast cancer awarenessChicago Tribune: Juarez, a retired Chicago Public Schools vice
principal, said she fainted when the doctor delivered the news to her... U of C Sees Record Number of Applicants Fox Chicago:  The University of Chicago saw a record number of
applicants to
the school this application cycle.

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