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CPS Report: privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates

According to a report released by the Chicago Public Schools, privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates than other institutions of learning in the district. The data revealed that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools, compared to 182 kids expelled out of district-run schools. Charter schools […]

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Chicago’s Goodman Theater to honor Trayvon Martin with 10 short plays

Today marks two years since Trayvon Martin’s life was tragically cut short. In honor of the slain teen, Chicago’s Goodman Theater will stage a night of short plays about the killing. 

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Mother of armed robber doesn’t blame cop for shooting teenage son

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Tonia Stevens lost her 16-year-old son Monday night after an off-duty police officer shot and killed him during a robbery attempt at a gas station in Chicago. Instead of Stevens feeling anger at the officer, she said that her son had been in trouble with the law for years, and doesn’t blame to officer for […]

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Teen shot and killed while shoveling snow, was going to take mom to prom

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17-year-old Ronald Hayes was shot and killed as he earned money shoveling snow on Chicago’s west side. The teen was saving to take his mother to prom because she had never been. 

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One year ago today, the world lost Hadiya Pendleton

It was exactly one year ago today that the world lost another precious soul to gun violence. Hadiya Pendleton’s life was tragically cut short when she was struck by a stray bullet while standing with friends inside Vivian Gordon Harsh Park just moments after taking final exams. An honor student at King College Prep High School, […]

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Analysis: Youth violence in Chicago down 40 percent

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According to a new analysis, youth violence in Chicago dropped 40 percent over 2012. The report, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times focuses on shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger. 

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Study reveals promising approach for helping challenged students

According to federal tests, by the time they reach eighth grade, half of all African American schoolboys have not mastered the most basic math skills. A new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday suggests a promising approach for helping challenged students. 

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92% of black male teens unemployed in Chicago, 83% nationally

Alarming figures about the state of our economy in regards to teenagers have been released. In Chicago, ninety-two percent of African American male teenagers are unemployed. Overall, eighty-three percent of black male teens in the country are without a job. 

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Chicago high school seniors bring in $12.5 million in college scholarship offers in a single day

A Chicago high school’s senior class has brought home a combined $12.5 million in college scholarship offers in a single day. More than one third of Kenwood Academy’s senior class will have financial assistance when attending college. 

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