City Council Expected To Vote On Easing Menthol Sale BanThe full Chicago City Council, this week, is expected to vote on easing the ban on sales of menthol and other flavored cigarettes near schools.
Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For TeensDelaying 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.
Quinn To Sign Law Requiring High Schools To Teach CPR, AED UseHigh 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 CondomsMayor 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.
Girl's Parents Seek Law Requiring High Schools To Teach AED UseMary Laman’s daughter, Lauren, died in February 2008, after she collapsed in the cafeteria at St. Charles North High School.
Byrd-Bennett Won't Seek To Close High Schools, Highest-Performing SchoolsChicago 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.
Report: Minority Students Turned In To Police In School Disproportionately OftenAn 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.
Plainfield Police Chief Withdraws Idea To Store Guns At High SchoolsPlainfield Police Chief John Konopek has withdrawn his request to be allowed to install locked gun safes in three of District 202’s four high schools and its alternative school, Plainfield Academy.
Mayor Touts Gains In High School Achievement Test ScoresMayor Rahm Emanuel is cautiously pleased with the latest achievement test results for the Chicago Public Schools.
5 Chicago High Schools To Begin Offering Associate's DegreesMayor 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.
School Board: Add 36 Minutes To High School Day, Cut HomeroomThe 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.
Schools To Hold Weekly Safety Stragety Meetings With PoliceMayor 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.