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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

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

Asian Youth Summer Program Offers Education, Meals for Disadvantaged Children, Teens

Voices of children chanting planetary systems and giggles of girls dancing to jazz tunes filled the small studio owned by Asian Youth Services (AYS), a non-profit organization located in a rundown Albany Park neighborhood. Minors, ages three to 18, attend the daily summer school for free meals and enrichment programs. Students listen in as Mad Science