Illinois toddler had 13 times the safe lead level USA Today
Advocates and researchers say this may be the most grim aspect of the nation's lead problem: State and local governments, in many cases, don't have the resources to clean up lead until children turn up poisoned, effectively making them lead detectors.
School Days: Providence-St. Mel School ABC7
In 1978, against tremendous odds and opposition, Mr. Adams and his supporters re-opened PSM as an independent school. Almost three decades later, Providence-St. Mel serves Kindergarteners through 12th graders, preparing over 600 students each year for college. The success of the vision is seen in students at every grade level because they are instilled with the mind-set that college is in their future.
Gloves Not Guns Youth Boxing Program Chicagoist
The United States Olympic Committee awarded an Olympic Opportunity Grant earlier this month to World Sport Chicago. The Gloves not Guns program, run in cooperation with USA Boxing, the Police Athletic League, and the Chicago Park District, promotes the sport of boxing to Chicago's urban youth as a way to stay in shape--and out of trouble.
fails to block moment of silence Sun Times
A federal judge has cleared the way for a 15-second "moment of silence" to begin today at Buffalo Grove High School, in keeping with a new state law called the "Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act."