The day's news so far is that four more schools waived the schedule to do extended day, and for some of them that means starting a new schedule on Monday.
Schools gearing up for longer days Tribune: As they prepare for longer school days starting Monday, teachers and administrators at six Chicago schools are busy settling the final details of teaching schedules, pickup procedures and extra enrichment activities.
Schools say ready to start longer day Tribune: At Fiske Elementary in Woodlawn, an additional 30 minutes will be added each to reading, math and science. At Nash Elementary in Austin, teachers decided to extend each period by a minimum of 10 minutes.
Six Archdiocese of Chicago schools win national awards Sun Times: Six local Catholic schools have won national honors for excellence — the Blue Ribbon Award.
14-year-old charged in Washington Park neighborhood slaying Tribune: McGee, an 8th-grade student at nearby Ross Elementary School, according to Chicago Public Schools, was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead that afternoon. T
The price of influence in Chicago Tribune: In the game of City Hall influence, the list of registered lobbyists serves as the unofficial roster. Found among the nearly 300 names are current and former government officials, lawyers for mayors past and present, and political insiders.
Law gives huge pension perks to union leaders Tribune: All it took to give nearly two dozen labor leaders from Chicago a windfall worth millions was a few tweaks to a handful of sentences in the state's lengthy pension code.
A tale of two schools -- One South Side elementary thrives while a similar school nearby struggles Tribune: Two Chicago Public Schools have been named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Northside College Prep High School, in the North Park neighborhood, one of the most competitive schools in the city
A Genius Grant For An Economist Who Studies Race And Inequality NPR: Roland Fryer has studied the effect of "distinctively black" names, as well as whether paying students is an effective way to boost their grades.
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