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Drugs in schools

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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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 8:39am

In the News: Ex-CPS communications chief takes new role

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Becky Carroll, who served as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's handpicked communications chief for Chicago Public Schools until a few months ago, has formed a Super PAC to support the re-election campaigns of the mayor and his City Council allies. (Sun-Times)

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:06am

In the News: D.C. suspends test-based teacher evals

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The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced Thursday that it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards. (Associated Press)

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 4:18pm

State limits junk food sales for school fundraising

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Starting next year, high schools across the state must sharply limit the sale of unhealthy snacks – such as candy bars and chips – during in-school fundraisers.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:50am

In the News: Alderman agrees to meet Dyett supporters

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Tags: Will Burns

A coalition including the CTU and community members that has been fighting to keep Dyett Academic Center open ended three days and nights of camping out in front of Ald. Will Burns' 4th Ward office with a commitment from the alderman to host a meeting on the school's future. (DNAinfo)

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:09am

Comings & Goings: Carter, Knight

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Terrence Carter, currently the director and chief academic officer of the Academy for Urban School Leadership, has been named superintendent of the New London CT public schools.  Before joining AUSL, he was principal of Barton Elementary, which received an Illinois Academic Improvement Award for showing upward trends in test scores for three consecutive years.  Barton also served on Mayor Emanuel’s Early Childhood Education Task Force. 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 8:59am

In the News: Principal candidates drop out of running

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An argument among LSC members over the new principal for Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., has resulted in neither candidate being selected and Chicago Public Schools naming a new interim principal Monday. (DNAinfo)

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