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Chicago, 6 Other U.S. School Districts To Teach Computer Science

The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said Monday.

12/08/2014

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Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.

11/21/2014

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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

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Man Charged With threatening To Shoot Middle School Student

Police learned that the father of a student “made a verbal threat of violence against a minor child” who attends the school after the boy was involved in an argument with his son. Police do not know what the argument was about, but said both boys are middle-school students.

05/29/2014

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Study: Middle School Sex Harassment Widespread, Goes Unnoticed At School

An alarming number of instances of inappropriate sexual behavior among middle school students appear to be going unnoticed by teachers and other adults, a new study concludes.

04/07/2014

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Suit: School Officials Illegally Strip-Searched Boy

The principal and assistant principal of a north suburban middle school subjected a 13-year-old boy to a strip search — visible to anyone outside the conference room they were in — because they suspected he had marijuana, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the boy’s mother.

10/04/2012

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Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School Students

The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.

08/29/2012

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Families Protest Aurora School District’s Plan To Cut Soccer

A crowd of frustrated soccer moms, dads and players gathered Monday night at a meeting of Aurora’s Indian Prairie School Board, protesting a plan to eliminate middle school soccer.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

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Oswego Area Parents Furious Over Possible School Changes

It could be a contentious school board meeting Monday in Oswego Community School District 308.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Sexually Explicit Facebook Page Infuriates Portage, Ind. Parents

It’s a sign of the times in Portage, Ind., where parents are dealing with some sexually explicit postings that are being made about their kids on Facebook.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011