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Moms, dads get kids ready for school

With school starting Tuesday for more than 400,000 Chicago Public Schools students, school officials are hoping to see strong attendance on the first day. Studies have long proven that attendance on the first day of school is essential to the academic success of students throughout the year, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has emphasized. Full News here […]

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Tighter school security part of District 214 project proposal

Four schools in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 would get upgraded security systems over the next few years as part of the $ 45 million capital project program the school board is mulling. Officials say the vestibules will put another barrier between a possible intruder and students. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local […]

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Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life

Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn’t expire until 2027. “I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague,” school board member Melanie Impastato said. […]

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Batavia school support workers contract OK’d

The Batavia school board approved a new, four-year contract with support staff workers Tuesday night. And it was revealed that teachers will be voting Wednesday on a new contract. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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CPS scraps South Side campus plan for controversial charter school operator

Chicago Public Schools officials are not allowing a beleaguered charter school operator to open a planned South Side campus next month, a CPS source has confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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School closed as Harvey hostage standoff continues

A standoff in Harvey continued Wednesday morning, as two burglary suspects remained barricaded inside a home with several hostages, including two children, authorities said. Rosa Parks Middle School is closed Wednesday because of the standoff, which started Tuesday. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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National school union would put $1 million into Karen Lewis mayoral campaign

The head of the American Federation of Teachers says the national union is ready to spend $ 1 million to help Karen Lewis unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel if the Chicago Teachers Union president decides to run. Emanuel “has shown a deep disrespect for what public education is all about,” AFT leader Randi Weingarten told the […]

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High school students combine art and science in Woodlawn neighborhood project

For six weeks this summer, six South Side high schoolers spent their days exploring the Woodlawn neighborhood, viewing it with dual perspectives for a project created this year by the University’s Arts|Science Initiative. The students measured air quality and population numbers. They built 3-D maps of the neighborhood, interviewed its residents and reflected on all […]

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Vandals to $6,600 in damage to Des Plaines school

Vandals did an estimated $ 6,600 in damage to Orchard Place Elementary School, 2727 S. Maple St., Des Plaines, according to police reports. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Carnage after Israeli airstrike hits UN school

Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N. official said. Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – News

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Gurnee village government, 3 school districts join forces on newsletter

Gurnee village government and three school districts are launching a joint newsletter in what officials say is an effort to improve communication with taxpayers. About 30,000 copies of Keeping Posted+ will land in mailboxes by week’s end with updates from the village, Gurnee Elementary District 56, Warren Township High School District 121 and Woodland Elementary […]

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School principal stepping down after anti-Semitic bullying incident

Principal Joshua VanderJagt of Ogden International School has asked to be reassigned after an incident arose in recent months involving anti-Semetic bullying between students at the school. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Chicago School Board approves $5.8B budget

$ 5.8 billion plan cuts money for neighborhood schools for 2nd year in a row While officials acknowledged the potential pitfalls of using a one-time accounting maneuver to cover a gaping deficit, Chicago’s Board of Education Wednesday unanimously approved a $ 5.8 billion operating budget and another $ 1 billion in spending on capital projects […]

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Suit: Chicago psychology school started ‘diploma mill’ in L.A.

Doctoral students contend they were steered to well-regarded institution’s ‘diploma mill’DigitalPLUS: Two dozen students sued the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, accusing administrators of steering applicants toward the school’s Los Angeles campus while downplaying accreditation concerns. Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – News

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Charter group appeals to U-46 to approve Elgin school

The Elgin Charter School Initiative will make a final push Monday to convince the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board to accept its charter proposal. Representatives of the charter design team and the group’s supporters will be at Monday night’s school board meeting for the official vote on the proposal. U-46′s charter school evaluation […]

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