High Schools

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Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For Teens

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, pediatricians say. More than 40 percent of the nation’s public high schools start classes before 8 a.m.


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Quinn To Sign Law Requiring High Schools To Teach CPR, AED Use

High school students across the state will soon learn how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills, under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign on Thursday.



Two Dozen Chicago High Schools To Offer Free Condoms

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended a plan to make condoms available at 24 high schools starting next school year, expanding an effort to reduce teen pregnancy and prevent the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases among youths.


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Girl’s Parents Seek Law Requiring High Schools To Teach AED Use

Mary Laman’s daughter, Lauren, died in February 2008, after she collapsed in the cafeteria at St. Charles North High School.


Chicago Public Schools

Byrd-Bennett Won’t Seek To Close High Schools, Highest-Performing Schools

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has agreed to take the city’s high schools and highest-performing schools out of consideration for closure, as recommended by a school closing panel she formed, but she won’t rule out closing schools with more than 600 students.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2013

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Report: Minority Students Turned In To Police In School Disproportionately Often

An investigation finds a disproportionate number of black and Hispanic high school students are turned over to police for infractions that result in other students being less severely disciplined.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

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Plainfield Police Chief Withdraws Idea To Store Guns At High Schools

Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek has withdrawn his request to be allowed to install locked gun safes in three of District 202’s four high schools and its alternative school, Plainfield Academy.


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Mayor Touts Gains In High School Achievement Test Scores

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cautiously pleased with the latest achievement test results for the Chicago Public Schools.

WBBM Newsradio–08/22/2012

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5 Chicago High Schools To Begin Offering Associate’s Degrees

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining Chicago Public Schools officials, the City Colleges of Chicago, and corporate leaders in unveiling beefed up plans for five new high schools that could also offer their students community college degrees.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

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School Board: Add 36 Minutes To High School Day, Cut Homeroom

The Chicago School Board is advising that school should be in session for 36 more minutes for high school students when the longer school day takes effect systemwide.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Schools To Hold Weekly Safety Stragety Meetings With Police

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s bringing Chicago’s new policing strategy to the Public School system, in a new effort to keep high school students safer.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

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Simon Wants High Schools To Require More Math

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants to require high school students to take more math classes.


Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Phase In P.E. At High Schools Again; Recess To Return For Grade Schools

As part of its plans for a longer school day at the Chicago Public Schools, physical education classes will be phased back in for all high school juniors and seniors.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

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Libertyville, Vernon Hills High Schools Relax Cell Phone Use Rules

The new school year means new cell phone privileges for Libertyville and Vernon Hills High School students.

WBBM Newsradio–08/24/2011

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Good Record For Most Indiana High Schools

Just in time for Christmas, the Indiana Department of Education has a gift to deliver.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2010