Chicago gets $27 million in school improvement grants WBEZ: The school improvement grants, or SIG grants, go to Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA), Roberto Clemente Community Academy, Bowen Environmental Studies High School, Bogan High School and Al Raby High School.
CPS promotes allergy awareness Chicago Tribune: Chicago Public Schools is simultaneously increasing its awareness of the dangers of severe allergies and stocking more of the EpiPen shots used to treat them this academic year.
The new McCarthyism The Capitol Fax Blog: Emboldened by the success of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, unions across the state are now waging, or threatening to wage, strikes of their own.
It's All The Same Thing! Tim Furman: One thing I'm looking for during my declining years is how this term "college ready" is going to play out. Everyone's going to be "college-ready."
The messiah WBEZ: Benji Wilson was a king, cut down dead in 1984. Because I have often gone into what people call the inner city to watch basketball, I saw Wilson play in high school. And so, I am at a game a few years ago and more than 2,000 boys and girls are streaming down the 27 steps that lead from West Franklin Boulevard into the gymnasium of Westinghouse High School where the Warriors play.
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