AM News: Urban Reading Scores Stall Out

AM News:  Urban Reading Scores Stall Out

readies health care high school
Crain's:  The
school, which recently used a lottery system to enroll a freshman class
of 160, will have a heavy emphasis on math and science... 
New Trier Suspect Bonds Out Of Jail
Sun Times:  A 16-year-old New Trier High
School student who
was left in critical condition following a hit-and-run accident last
week is apparently doing much better today....U.S.
Reading Scores Stall in Urban School Districts
WSJ:  Only
Atlanta and Los Angeles, two of the 11 urban centers that took the
reading exam, showed growth in eighth-grade reading from 2007 and 2009.
Four districts notched gains at the fourth-grade level... MORE BELOW
U. of I. may boost tuition by almost 10% AP: 
Trustees who oversee the University
of Illinois' three campuses are expected to approve a sharp increase in
tuition for new students... 'Execution-style' killings is city's second triple in a
Sun Times:  As a volunteer with the anti-violence group
28-year-old Hector "Smurf" Romero worked to stop gang shootings.
Authorities said today he was one of three victims of the Southwest
Side's second gangland-style triple killing in a month. DePaul

unveils $250M campaign to fund scholarships Tribune:  DePaul
officials hope to reach more students like Griffin with the most
ambitious fundraising campaign in the school's 112-year history... Jailed

school bus driver now charged in murder-for-hire plot Tribune:  A
31-year-old school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a boy
allegedly offered a fellow jail inmate $24,000 to murder two Crest Hill
police officers who investigated the case along with a woman and a minor
whose initials match those of the alleged sex-assault victim... Boy dies after collapsing at school Sun Times: 
Police are investigating the death of a boy who died
late Tuesday in Oak Lawn after collapsing at his school earlier in the
day in central Illinois...School keeps ban on boys' earrings Herald News: 
Michael Jordan and LeBron James wear them...

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