Most drug violations in CPS involve an ounce or less of marijuana. Schools are quick to call police, yet rarely have the resources to offer education, counseling or other non-punitive help to students.
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Chi-Town Daily Beating Everyone Else Out?
I may be wrong, but it feels like the Chi-Town Daily News -- a newish, online only, part-volunteer "paper" -- is giving the most consistent, timely, and dedicated education coverage in the city. Better than the dailies. Better than NPR or PBS. Better than Catalyst. With nothing more than determination and a freelancer or two. Amazing.
Here's the latest from them: Management change at N. Side charter school angers parents
The comments and analysis are still much better here, but in a perfect world I'd have more news reporting to go along with the rest -- am trying to work that out with the powers that be.