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  • CPS head, lawmaker vow to work on truancy after Tribune series

    CPS head, lawmaker vow to work on truancy after Tribune series
    A top state lawmaker and the head of the Chicago Public schools on Monday vowed to support a high-level task force aimed at combating the crisis in K-8 grade absenteeism and truancy exposed by a recent Tribune series. Speaking at a drop-out prevention...
  • CPS head targets K-8 'dropout pipeline'

    Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett vowed Monday to move forcefully to address the city's crisis in K-8 truancy and absenteeism, declaring: "We must work to shut down the dropout pipeline." She said that "while the district has not fully...
  • Authorities seek solutions for K-8 absenteeism in Chicago schools

    Authorities seek solutions for K-8 absenteeism in Chicago schools
    As authorities move to address K-8 absenteeism and truancy in Chicago schools, where tens of thousands of elementary students miss a month or more of school each year, they may not have to look far for workable strategies. Government agencies and...
  • Quinn, state lawmakers react to K-8 truancy crisis in CPS

    Quinn, state lawmakers react to K-8 truancy crisis in CPS
    Gov. Pat Quinn, state lawmakers and Chicago officials on Monday moved emphatically to address a crisis in elementary-age truancy in city schools exposed by a recent Chicago Tribune investigation. State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, who chairs the...
  • Legislator seeks truancy task force for Chicago schools

    Legislator seeks truancy task force for Chicago schools
    State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia today introduced legislation to create a task force to "address the truancy and excessive absences epidemic" in Chicago's public elementary schools. The resolution creating the panel would have to be approved by the state...
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......