AM News: Death, Death, Death, Death

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South
Side teenager with hoop dreams killed after house party fracas
Tribune:  The
Harper High School freshman was shot in the back after a quarrel that
began over a broken window at an apartment in the 7800 block of South
Carpenter Street in the city's Gresham neighborhood, authorities said.
Jones wasn't involved in the altercation that led to his death, police
said...
Students take academic hit when a slaying is close to
their home

Tribune:  Neighborhood homicides can have a detrimental effect on
Chicago schoolchildren's academic performance, whether they witness the
violence or not, according to a study published Monday in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... Chicago is three times as deadly as NYC and twice as
violent as LA
Chicago Reporter:  The rate of violent crime in Chicago
was almost double the rates for both New York City and Los Angeles,
according to the Reporter's analysis....Retired
CPS Teacher Found Dead at Home
NBC:  A
retired Chicago Public Schools teacher who worked at the Brookfield
Library has been found dead in her home. 

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  • The Trib article confirms what all of the teachers on the South and West side already knew. Our children are traumatized and it does affect learning. We hurt with and for them and we do try to help make the little slice of their world that we can influence a safer and happier place to be.

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