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Don, what are CTU schools? Are you referring to the schools operated by Chicago Public Schools, led by a CEO and board appointed by the mayor of the City of Chicago? If not, please let me know...
For one thing, you don't seem to be aware of the large number of students doing poorly at the newer SE high schools. You also don't seem to be aware that there are students who transfer out of SE...
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In the News: Sexual harassment prevalent in schools
Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study scheduled for release on Monday, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches. (The New York Times)
On Monday, WTTW11 kicked off "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen," a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities address the dropout crisis. CPB, in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working with public media stations in 20 hub markets where the dropout crisis is most acute to raise awareness of the issue and coordinate action with community partners – all with the goal of helping students stay on course to graduate from high school. Chicago Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard appeared on "Chicago Tonight" to talk about the dropout epidemic and how CPS is working to change it.
Children and staff were briefly kept out of the Oscar Mayer Magnet School early Monday morning after police were called there for a suspicious package found outside the school, police said. (Tribune)
IN THE NATION
A former Teach for America corps member says he now believes, "TFA has participated in building a group of ‘leaders’ who, in my opinion, are assisting in the destruction of public education." (teachforus.org)
Forty percent of children in D.C. public schools now attend charters. (The Washington Post)
Washington-area schools confront the racial imbalance in gifted classes. (The Washington Post)
As litigation over Alabama's tough new immigration law continues, federal civil rights authorities have ramped up pressure on the state's public schools to show they are not violating federal law by denying students access to schooling because of their immigration status. (Education Week)
Students from 182 of Indiana’s public school districts have moved to private schools under the state’s new education voucher program, although only seven districts lost more than 100 kids. (Chesterton Tribune)