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20 Hurt In School Stabbing Spree In Pennsylvania

Flailing away with two knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 19 students and a police officer in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Chicago’s Noble charter school network has tough discipline policy

Critics say too many students are being expelledLike many freshmen at a Noble network high school, Morgan Redd was often frustrated with the privately run charter’s strict discipline code. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Barrington police investigate middle school ‘sexting’

Students who were involved in sexting inappropriate images at a Barrington middle school were the first to alert a school counselor to the existence of the offending photos, school officials said Tuesday. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Springfield rally today over raft of charter school bills

Feeling challenged by about a dozen bills under consideration in Springfield, advocates of privately run but publicly funded charter schools are set to descend on the state Capitol for a Tuesday rally. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Charter school taken to task for its discipline

Critics say too many students are being expelledDigitalPLUS: Noble charter school operator in Chicago defends tough discipline policy, which critics say results in too many kids being expelled.      Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Interview: Winnetka’s Katie Chang settling into school, acting life

When it came time to arrange her housing situation at Columbia University in New York, Katie Chang — who co-starred with Emma Watson in 2013’s “The Bling Ring” and co-starred with Sir Ben Kingsley in the upcoming “A Birder’s Guide To Everything” — opted to search for a roommate online rather than get paired off […]

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Streamwood high school student charged after gun found

A Streamwood High School student was charged as a juvenile after police found a handgun near the campus of the northwest suburban school, police said today in a press release.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Costs mount for cleaning Hinsdale Middle School

The bills for replacing drywall at Hinsdale Middle School are starting to roll in, totaling about $ 2.4 million so far, officials said. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Middle school student accused of hate crime

A middle school student has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated battery and a hate crime following a fight at a northwest suburban school that left a student with broken collarbones, police said.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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DePaul’s top basketball scorer no longer enrolled at school

For most of the last decade, there hasn’t been much for DePaul fans to be happy about, but the play of forward Cleveland Melvin at least provided some hope whenever the Blue Demons took the floor in recent years.      Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Batavia police: Driver exposed himself near elementary school

Police in west suburban Batavia are searching for a man spotted driving while his genitals were exposed Friday afternoon. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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St. Charles school forum stresses better communication, parent involvement

Increasing communication about academic expectations and helping parents be better teachers at home were the main messages Thursday night at the third and final community forum concerning Richmond and Davis schools in St. Charles. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Flights Cancelled, School Closed Monday As Chicago Windchill Plummets

On the heels of Metra warning of a rough Monday commute due to wind chills that are expected to dip to as low as 40 degrees below zero, Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday afternoon it was cancelling classes the following day. CPS said as for this round of closures, it anticipates classes will resume as […]

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Scaled-back charter school expansion doesn’t silence foes

Approval of 7 new schools perpetuates unfair system, they sayThe Chicago Board of Education’s decision Wednesday to scale back the number of new charter school approvals may have tempered the tone of some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school policy critics, but the political dynamic of the issue remains the same.      Full News here – […]

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CPS to hear new charter school proposals

The latest round of charter school expansion in Chicago has been met with a long string of protests by parents and community leaders who question Chicago Public Schools’ claims that it is pushing charters primarily for neighborhoods where classrooms are overcrowded. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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