Today's education news is a grab-bag -- grenades in schools, scissors stabbing, longer day forums, a new head for the Chicago Public Education Fund:
Student brings grenade to North Aurora middle school Sun Times: A 12-year-old suburban North Aurora student was charged Tuesday with bringing a hand grenade into Jewel Middle School.
Teen girl stabbed with scissors in South Side high school classroom Sun Times: A teenage girl was stabbed in the neck by another student during a fight in a classroom at a Grand Crossing neighborhood high school Tuesday morning on the South Side. NBC: Teen Girl Stabbed at Chicago High School
Chicago Public Education Fund names a new CEO Tribune: Heather Anichini, a vice president at Teach For America, has been named CEO of the fund, which was created in 2000. She replaces Janet Knupp who resigned last summer for personal reasons.
Dueling longer school day forums on Thursday Tribune" Parents in Beverly and Mount Greenwood announced a community forum for 7 p.m. Thursday that is being organized and hosted by Ald. Matt O'Shea, 19th. Meanwhile, the advocacy group Stand for Children will be hosting a forum of its own.
Principal Discretion Part 3 CPSObsessed: The PD handbook was supposed to have posted last night on cpsmagnet.org. The application period will run March 9-23. Lake View High School is still taking applications this week and is having a community info session Weds 3/7 at 6:30.
Grading Schools, Failing Schools Huffington Post (Tim King): We need to move past the point where closing schools in and of itself is seen as a measure of progress.
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