As Measles Crisis Worsens, More Illinoisans Are Claiming Religious Objections To VaccinesStudents are required to get the measles vaccine — along with those for nine other preventable conditions — to attend school in Illinois. That ensures enough kids are immunized to prevent an outbreak. For highly contagious measles, experts say at least 95% of children at a school should be protected.
AP: As Homework Moves Online, Millions Lack Home InternetThe consequences can be dire for children in these situations, because students with home internet consistently score higher in reading, math and science. And the homework gap in many ways mirrors broader educational barriers for poor and minority students.
Emanuel Denies Saying He'd Given Up On Some SchoolchildrenMayor Rahm Emanuel is denying an accusation from the head of the teachers union that he ever made comments suggesting he has given up on some Chicago Public schoolchildren.
Parents: Guards At Vacant Buildings Will Keep Kids SaferIt seems parents are in favor of an idea that will be proposed this week in the City Council, to make it safer for children to walk to their neighborhood schools.