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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Hancock High School is located in West Elsdon not McKinley Park. McKinley Park is located about a mile to the east of West Elsdon.
The closest high schools to Hancock is Curie High School...
I do not disagree that charter schools and CMOs need much more transparency...anytime public money is spent on any endeavor I would like more rather than less of a view to how it's spent.
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Target, CPS officials tout Children's Literacy Initiative
Officials from Target and CPS highlighted the Children’s Literacy Initiative program at a Wednesday morning event at Cardenas Elementary. In fall 2010, the program won a $22 million “validation” grant – the highest tier – in the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation contest. That funding brought the program to eight CPS schools, including Cardenas, last year. This year, a $500,000 grant from Target is expanding the program to three more schools, Armour, Manierre, and Brennemann.
“The amount of writing kids are doing, writing about reading, is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” said network Chief of Schools Stephen Zrike Jr. In the 3-year program, one classroom in each grade level K-3 becomes a “model classroom,” with extra resources and coaching to improve literacy instruction.
Pictured: 3rd grade teacher Elizabeth Rickey and coach Jennifer Ortiz lead students in first guessing the words being written on the board, then reading entire sentences aloud before sharing with the whole group what they learned from the activity.