Source: Yesha Callahan / Clutch Magazine Chelesa Fearce is a shining example of a student that didn’t let obstacles get in her way when it came to her education. You see, during most of Chelesa’s high school career she was homeless and living in her mother’s car. Chelesa, a senior at Charles Drew High School [...]
View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com. Source: Kim Vatis / NBC Chicago Chicago Public Schools officials removed from duty an employee who was captured on video throwing a female student down the stairs at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, and punching her in the face. A cell phone video of the incident shows a man who serves [...]
Source: Charles Thomas / ABC 7 Chicago CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the CEO of Chicago Public Schools are promoting what they say are the positives that will come from the finalized plan to close dozens of Chicago Public Schools. But will it cost the mayor politically? The mayor says there will be benefits [...]
Source: Kiera Wilmot / ACLU After model student Kiera Wilmot was arrested and removed from her high school for doing a science experiment on school property, hundreds of thousands of people across the country signed petitions asking for charges to be dropped and for her to be reinstated in school. Kiera’s school’s zero-tolerance approach, like so [...]
Source: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, John Chase and Bob Secter / Chicago Tribune Months of argument and anguish over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for sweeping school closings came to a climax Wednesday as his hand-picked Board of Education voted to shut 49 elementary schools and transfer thousands of children to new classroom settings. Chicago Public Schools [...]
Source: Daniel Clark / ABC News In late April, the 16-year-old central Florida honor student, Kiera Wilmot, was accused of igniting a chemical explosion on school grounds, leading to her arrest and suspension from school, but authorities dropped criminal charges last week. While school officials debate whether Kiera will return to Bartow High School, the Wilmot family received an unexpected [...]
Source: Rebecca Klein / The Huffington Post Nine-year-old Asean Johnson captivated crowds of protestors Monday, when he gave his two cents as to why hoards of Chicago schools should not be shut down. “You should be investing in these schools, not closing them. You should be supporting these schools, not closing them,” Asean said amidst roaring applause. [...]
President Obama speaks at the Morehouse College commencement ceremony.
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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy At his commencement address at Morehouse College, President Barack Obama tied Dr. Martin Luther King’s journey to his own struggles, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.