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In the News: Selective seats planned for new S. Side HS
Chicago Public Schools plans to add 100 selective enrollment seats this fall at the new South Shore International College Prep, the district said.
The new $94 million South Shore high school, at 1955 E. 75th St., opened last fall as a largely neighborhood school with an International Baccalaureate program and a trade program. This fall, half of South Shore's admissions will be through selective enrollment. The rest of the school will continue to offer International Baccalaureate courses and trade programs. The CPS board will vote on the plan Wednesday. (Tribune)
CPS on Monday said it intends to renew contracts for the district's two largest food vendors, Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality and Preferred Meal Systems, less than two months after the resignation of an official accused of accepting improper gifts from the district's two largest food vendors.
Illinois students are one step closer to a mandatory recess break if one of state Sen. Kimberly Lightford’s (4th) bills, which passed the Senate May 10, becomes law. SB 636 would require schools to offer children in kindergarten through fifth grade an outside recess – weather permitting – of at least 20 minutes. (Austin Talks)
Chicago's public schools remain one of the most overlooked aspects of the city's architectural heritage. It's good to take a closer look now and then, which architecture critic Lee Bey does in this photo essay, posted on his WBEZ blog, "Beyond the Boat Tour."
IN THE NATION
The number of teachers in Wisconsin public schools fell 2.4 percent in 2012, continuing a sharp three-year decline that began in 2010. (Post Crescent)
A year after a tornado devastated the Missouri town of Joplin and killed 161 people, President Obama on Monday night addressed the graduating seniors of Joplin High School, telling them that their resilience in the face of disaster was an inspiration to people everywhere. Story also includes the full text of Obama's speech.
A record number of California school districts are facing bankruptcy, the state's superintendent of public instruction announced Monday. (Los Angeles Times)