Tag Archives: CPS

Safeguarding Children on Their Way to School

With a $10 million State of Illinois infusion for 2015, Chicago’s “Safe Passage” anti-violence program is now covering more of the city’s public schools. Nearly 2,000 part-time workers from community groups now stand watch on routes around neighborhood schools—mostly in areas that have been violence-prone—ensuring children can travel safely to and from their homes. The state
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In Case You Missed It: The Week In Juvenile Justice

Our weekly review of juvenile justice news here and abroad. CHICAGO LIFE AFTER SCHOOL ARREST: “Anthony Martinez was one of thousands of CPS students led away in handcuffs from school by police. He’s hoping to get a fresh start when he starts high school in the fall,” Sarah Karp writes for Catalyst Chicago in Life
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Changes to No Child Left Behind Mean Greater Flexibility, More Realistic Goals for Illinois Schools

After every state failed to reach the original No Child Left Behind standard of proficiency for all students by 2014, a new waiver for Illinois will give schools more freedom with funding and higher standards. The new system, approved for next academic year, is less punitive, said Mary Fergus, spokeswoman for Illinois State Board of
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In Case You Missed It: The Week In Juvenile Justice

Our weekly review of juvenile justice news here and abroad. CHICAGO TEEN CHARGED AS ADULT: “A 16-year-old Gage Park High school student was sitting next to his bedroom window watching TV when a 15-year-old opened fire from the street outside, striking him in the neck and killing him, prosecutors said,” the Tribune reported Tuesday. “Rasaan
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