North Side schools fared best in receiving 'additional' budget funds ...Chicago Sun-Times: Most of the schools receiving a share of the $8.8 million as well as most of the money went to North Side schools, though the ZIP code that is home to the schools that took in the most is in North Lawndale on the West Side, according to a Sun-Times analysis of the list.
Safe Passage Signs Going Up Along School Routes DNAI: The ordinance creates "public transportation safety zones" and is written in a way that also applies to CPS buses, as it refers to any publicly funded form of transportation. The first offense for having assault weapons or high-capacity magazines in those zones would mean a jail term of 120 days to six months and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000. A third offense dictates a mandatory six-month jail sentence and fines up to $20,000.
Dream Deferred: Are We Leaving Black Students Behind? Huffington Post: When Dwight Davis, a black educator from Washington, D.C., thinks about his good teachers, he spouts their names in rapid succession. But when he reflects on the bad ones, their identities fade into a nightmarish blur. It's their actions that haunt him.
In Nation's First Black Public High School, A Blueprint For Reform NPR: Journalist Alison Stewart chronicles the history of Dunbar High School in her new book, First Class. She says the Washington, D.C., school — which has graduated Army generals, Cabinet members and musicians — can serve as a model for urban schools today.
CPS Board Member Andrea Zopp- Hypocrisy and her school choice? Jeff Berkowitz (blog): It is interesting that CPS Board Member Zopp chooses to opt out of the CPS and send one of her own kids to a private school. That is certainly what we expect all parents to do-- try to exercise choice and send their kids to the school that is best for their child.