Posts tagged "youth violence"

Caught On Tape: The Response To Derrion Albert's Murder

Five key elements of the much-covered (but little-understood) response by the Board of Education, the City, and the Obama administration to the murder of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert: A hastily-planned, one day summit at a downtown hotel?  A handful of additional federal dollars and a lot of hand-waving?  Really – that’s all you... Read more »

Reporter Presses White House On Olympics / Violence Link

Earlier today I wrote a mocking post on my other blog titled White House Promises Youth Violence Response (Once Chicago Wins Olympics).  It seemed like everyone was just going to push the issue under the rug. So you can imagine how much I appreciated reading about an unnamed reporter who earlier today badgered White House... Read more »

Monday Morning News

CPS Explains Stimulus Report WBEZ Chicago Public Schools officials are taking issue with the wording of a new government report. State budget cuts endanger preschools CTDN As their representatives slice the pie, Chicago educators are concerned that they will again propose slashing funds for Preschool for All, the state program that pays for early learning... Read more »