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Obesity drops in Chicago kindergarteners
Oct. 31, 2013
Childhood obesity rates have dropped in Chicago Public School kindergarteners. But with one if five still obese, there's still a long way to go.
Parents lose fight to keep military school out
Oct. 30, 2013
A group of Chicago parents has lost a year-and-half battle to keep their neighborhood middle school from being converted to a military academy.
National arts educators look to Chicago
Oct. 29, 2013
A national group of arts educators come to Chicago to discuss the yet to be released CPS arts education plan.
Chicago track star Jesse Owens' 1960 game show appearance
Oct. 25, 2013
Chicago Public Schools this week reversed an earlier decision and restored Jesse Owens' name to a South Side elementary school. Here's a look at Owens himself—more than a half-century ago—on the game show
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Kids train teachers on new tech
Oct. 21, 2013
Students at a Chicago Public School in Chinatown are leading professional development around technology as a way to help teachers integrate devices into the classroom and engage kids.
Plan Commission clears way for proposed charter high school
Oct. 18, 2013
A charter high school that would be paid for with a $20 million private donation got a green light from the Chicago Plan Commission.
Only 60% from Chicago's closed schools at 'welcoming' sites
Oct. 14, 2013
Far fewer students from Chicago’s closed elementary schools are enrolled where the district thought they would be this fall, despite efforts by the district to woo them.
Out-of-work teachers seen as untapped resource for social good
Oct. 9, 2013
Could laid-off Chicago teachers be social entrepreneurs and new engines of change in city neighborhoods?
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