Mayor Richard Daley, Ald. Toni Preckwinkle and others visited Reavis Elementary to celebrate a promising first year for five school-based health centers across Chicago. Physical and immunization rates topped 95 percent at all schools and, in some schools, discipline referrals are down 70 percent.
Catalyst profiled the approach in its September 2008 issue.
* The Caucus for Rank-and-File Educators, which has fielded candidates for tomorrow's Chicago Teachers Union election, is suing CPS to force greater budget transparency. Progress Illinois has the backstory.
Related: CTU President Marilyn Stewart faces multiple opponents, dissatisfaction at the polls. (Medill)
* The Peer Parent Education Network is surveying parents on the quality of the city's schools. Parents in Bronzeville are strongly encouraged to participate, but all school stakeholders are invited.
* A Jones College Prep student is pushing for an eco-friendly prom. (Sun-Times)
Related: making prom green, tackling prom pressure, highlighting prom glamour and creating prom safety.
* Chicago Opera Theatre is celebrating 10 years of work with five Chicago schools. (Broadway World)