sidelined for book choice
A popular English teacher has been placed on paid leave -- and faces possible criminal charges -- after a student's parents complained to police that a 9th-grade class reading list contained a book about a murderer who has sex with his victims' bodies.
Arrested for Stealing
Two Chicago Public Schools teachers were arrested last week for stealing computer printers during a daylong training session. Chicago Public Radio’s Jay Field has more.
academies offer options
A few key facts would help assure readers of your story on Chicago's military academies that these schools serve a valuable educational role in our system ("Reading, writing, recruiting? Debate rages as city's newest facility is dedicated," Page 1, Oct. 15, by Tribune staff reporters Stephanie Banchero and Carlos Sadovi).
As the reporters noted, Chicago has the largest JROTC program in the nation, and leads the nation in the establishment of Department of Defense-run public high schools, where students study subjects like military history and enlist after graduation at rates as high as 40 percent, according to the Chicago Public Schools' JROTC Web site.