AM News: October Board Meeting [updated]


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Here's the agenda for today's Board meeting (PDF), which includes an update about Whittier, a series of contract additions and recissions with AUSL, a renewal for CISCS and others, approval for Audubon HS.

In other news: In CPS, library void goes beyond one sit-in Tribune:  If they want to explore a wider world of books or get help with research from a trained librarian, children in Chicago often have to look beyond their school. Many of the city's public schools lack libraries, a situation that made a group of mothers in... Gay teen suicide coverage may spark contagion, experts say:  Experts added that not enough attention has been paid to the mental health of youth grappling with suicidal thoughts. More local prevention efforts have since sprung from the fear Illinois suicide rates will rise...  Chicago Police Department Retaliating Against Gang Violence:  Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis held a press conference at Police Headquarters today to highlight the progress of his controversial plan to reduce violent crime in Chicago... Chico Hires Local Shop As Media Consultant Tribune:  Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico has hired Pickerill Media Group as his media consultant. Recently, the shop cut ads for both Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Cook County Board President nominee Toni Preckwinkle... Leo High School burglarized, vandalized Sun Times: Burglars vandalized and stole computers at Leo Catholic High School on Sunday afternoon, police said... IMSA students tackle tough questions Vocalo:  When we traveled to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy to challenge students to decode complex scientific ideas into 60 second explanations, we were extremely impressed with the outcome. UPDATE:  Huberman letter on Whittier PDF 1089_001 (1).pdf

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  • http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/10/cps-approves-plan-ending-whittier-school-sit-in.html

  • 131 CPS schools out of the 164 schools (51 high schools) without libraries are located on the southside & westside of Chicago!

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