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Founder of Charter School Network Mulling Run for Mayor WBEZ:  The
founder of a Chicago charter school network for young men says he might
join the crowded field of those vying to become mayor of Chicago… Whittier school sit-in enters day tenABC7:  Solis sent a letter to parents on Tuesday saying schools CEO Ron Huberman agreed not to demolish a Whittier fieldhouse until a third structural assessment …City clerk joins Whittier school protest Tribune:  … in the system has a right to receive,” said del Valle. Chicago Public Schools officials say the building is structurally unsound and needs to be torn down... Rating Applicants Could Help Princpals Find Better Teachers WBEZ:  There’s
been controversy around Chicago Public Schools secret rating system for
people applying to be teachers. But one expert says pre-screening
applicants could make sense… Teacher Applications Judged After 8 Minutes WBEZ:  Chicago
Public Schools has a new online job application and screening system
that’s supposed to help schools find better teachers. WBEZ looks at how
much attention each application is getting… Teach For America supplies charter schools Tribune:  Six
months ago, when United Neighborhood Organization charter school
officials were getting ready to hire teachers for the 2010-11 school
year, they decided to try something new: a formal partnership with
Teach For America to supply some of the staff…. Chicago Teachers Union President Slams UNO Team-Up with Teach for America WBEZ:  The
United Neighborhood Organization charter school network is hiring 25
more teachers from the national nonprofit Teach for America… 4 years for teen who harassed students on school bus Tribune:  Ashley Toney cried after he was sentenced Monday, seven days after his 19th birthday. Toney was found guilty last month of sexual battery, felony criminal
confinement and misdemeanor public indecency and criminal recklessness.

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  • CPS has set aside $356,000 for demolition of the field house at Whittier Elementary School! The Chicago Public Library system has closed two city libraries in the neighborhood that serve the Whittier Elementary School students. CPS, build Whittier a library and not a soccer field!

  • CPS can build an annex building for Whittier Elementary School, that they have been asking for the last seven years that would also include a library!

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