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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Comings & Goings: Jack, Menchaca de Cerda
Allison Jack is the new director of charter growth and support at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. Jack was formerly a senior program director for the EPIC National Charter School Consortium. Before that, she was the director of external affairs at CPS’ Office of New Schools.
Alicia Menchaca de Cerda has been named vice president of development at SGA Youth & Family Services, replacing Leslie Inch, SGA’s former senior vice president. Formerly Menchaca de Cerda was the director of corporate and foundation relations at Loyola University. She was also a senior program officer at the McCormick Tribune Foundation.
Katelyn Silva, the communication director at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute is moving back to her hometown in Rhode Island to become communications director at the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education. Taking over communication duties is Communications Manager Seong-Ah Cho.
The Chicago Math & Science Academy’s middle school robotics team, RoboMinds, won two trophies at the First Lego League Robotics Illinois Regional Tournament. The trophies were for the best robot performance and best robot design and programming.