After criticism that suspensions were being used far too frequently, Chicago Public Schools shifted its discipline practices. A report out of the University of Chicago this week shows that while suspensions are down, some of the most vulnerable students are still being suspended. We discuss the report with U of C's Lauren Sartain. Also, we check in with Sound Opinions host and WBEZ blogger Jim DeRogatis, who's been covering this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin.
When Chicago blogger and music lover Catalina Maria Johnson went to South by Southwest this year, she was pleased to find a growing global music presence. She shares her discoveries with Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia on this week's Global Notes.
It's been one week since SXSW ended, where's the recap for Friday and Saturday of SXSW Music? What happened?What happened is that Friday we lived like Kings. We party hopped, we took pictures of people's bad fashion designs, we imbibed more Red Bull than could possibly be healthy.
SXSW started on Friday during a cold and rainy day in Austin, unwelcome seeing as how SXSW happens every year in March. This weather was unable to defeat the spirit of the tech and film crowd attending SXSW though.