Two of the new UNO Board members resigned on Friday, and the new UNO Soccer Academy building is being unveiled today.
Brought in for reform, UNO chairman resigns after 3 months Sun Times: Another of UNO’s six rookie board members also stepped down Friday. Joseph de Lopez, a former Winnetka police chief and Chicago police deputy superintendent, joined the UNO board at the same time as Cabrera.
United Neighborhood Organization board chairman resigns Tribune: UNO Soccer Academy High School, a construction project affected by the grant suspension before Quinn restored part of it in June, will open Monday at 5025 S. St. Louis Ave., according to the board.
Jordan Elementary Teacher: Scandal Was 'Swept Under The Carpet' CBS Local: Her job was later budget-cut. The teacher Edwards spoke to thinks her job was cut in retaliation: “She went above and beyond in the capacity of a teacher aide.”
Emanuel visits Dulles, makes no mention of nearby violence Sun Times: Emanuel was at the school Friday to cut the ribbon for a new playground and turf field. He chatted with staff and students, at one point bending down to tie the shoelaces of a little boy. But he made no mention of the Sun-Times story or possible security issues at the school. He left Friday without talking to reporters.
Chicago school tweaks dismissals for extra safety Dekalb Daily Chronicle: CHICAGO – Shootings near a Chicago elementary school and worries that a gang member's funeral might mean more violence prompted officials last week to take the unusual step of rushing students and staff off the property as soon as classes ended for ...
CeaseFire program shrinking due to funding woes WBEZ: WMAQ-TV reports the organization's West Side office closed its doors Aug. 31 after a $1 million dollar grant from the city ran out. The grant was part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts in 2012 to decrease violence on the South and West sides of the city.
Errors plague school testing AJC: The investigation revealed that almost one in 10 tests nationwide contained significant blocks of questions that were likely flawed. Such questions made up 10 percent or more of those tests — threatening their overall quality and raising questions about fairness.
CA chools scale back suspensions San Jose Mercury News: From Los Angeles to Modesto to the Bay Area, districts are reducing suspensions, sometimes dramatically, and drawing raves and national attention -- but also bitter criticism.
Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress Baltimore Sun: State believes it would be violating federal law if it stopped giving MSA, which doesn't align with new curriculum.
Sending Disruptive Students to the E.R. Worries Docs, Advocates WNYC: By the city’s own count, about one fourth of all 911 calls made from New York City public schools are for "emotionally disturbed persons," as first responders call it. In one year, 2011-12, schools made more than 3,800 calls that, in turn, led to an ambulance trip to a hospital emergency room, a mismatched solution in the eyes of many mental health experts and children's advocates.
D.C. police adjust how schools are patrolled Washington Post: D.C. police this year have quietly adjusted the way they patrol the District’s traditional public and charter schools, moving away from assigning dedicated officers to most public high schools and instead clustering groups of schools with shared officers.