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CPS Document Shows City Has School Closure Plans

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    (AP) — An internal Chicago Public Schools document reveals that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has more extensive school-closing plans than it has acknowledged publicly.

    The Chicago Tribune reports (http://tinyurl.com/c2ymmlj ) that it obtained the document, dated Sept. 10. That's when teachers in the nation's third-largest school district

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Winter Break a Good Time to Read

      (AP) — Illinois students might be ready for the winter break from school, but education officials are encouraging them not to take a break from reading.

      The Illinois State Board of Education is reminding students and their families to keep reading during winter break. They recommend books and texts that will help students develop literacy and

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      South Shore Drill Team is Performing for the Obamas

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        (AP) — Spouses of those serving in the armed forces, military and civilian colleges, gay musicians, service dogs trainers and a drill team from President Barack Obama's hometown are among the diverse groups that were invited Tuesday to participate in next month's inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

        The Presidential Inaugural Committee has

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago