AM News: Whitney Young Recruiting Violations Ignored

image from webmedia.newseum.orgBears vanity license plates going on sale Tribune:  Officials say $25 from each license plate will go to an education fund for Chicago Public Schools…  CPS consolidation means severe crowding Newstips:  Ogden International High School, which has been sharing Carpenter’s building, will get the entire facility…  Ousted principals quickly find new education jobs AP:  The AP interviewed nearly a dozen school leaders, reviewed school board minutes and media reports and sought out displaced principals by phone and through web searches… Duncan touts CPS art exhibit in DC Sun Times:  Duncan, the former Chicago Public Schools chief, on Friday cuts the ribbon and gives a speech at an art exhibit featuring work from CPS students…MORE BELOW Man gets 32 years in Chicago student’s slaying Defender:  Spectators turned away at the sight of a young man bending his legs and jumping into the air near a teenager sprawled on the ground after being punched, kicked and hit over the head with a wooden board… CeaseFire’s Ameena Matthews works with youth to ‘interrupt’ violence WBEZ:  Their main tactic is to put so-called violence interrupters in the middle of the dispute…Recruiting questions at Whitney Young Tribune: Light punishment, championship followed Whitney Young infraction. (UPDATE:  Chicago may strike mandatory postseason ban for recruiting violations)…  Chinese students enrolling in U.S. colleges: The food, the language, the students, the classes — for Neo Nie, everything at Governors State University is different from he school he attended in China. Via Catalyst…  

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  • March 28, 2011

    To: Dr. Marty Hickman

    From: Dr. Mark Thompson
    Harlan High School

    Re: IHSA Rules Violations - Chicago Harlan High School, 9652 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60628

    Dear Dr. Hickman,

    Several months ago I spoke with you concerning the blatant disregard of IHSA rules at Harlan High School in Chicago by coaches with the knowledge and approval of our principal, REGGIE EVANS. I have since filed an 8-count federal lawsuit against EVANS, Harlan, and the Chicago Public Schools, with some of the charges related to the violation of IHSA rules, as this totally destroyed both my cross country and track teams which were expected to be very competitive at the state level. I sent an email last February 2010 to your office but to your knowledge you never received it. I am resending this information plus additional violations I have since learned of recently.

    1. A sophomore student and boys

  • Try and cc Patrick Fitzgerald, D.A. and the BGA on your BOE OIG complaint, then post it on a blog.

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