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Local parents fight tests

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Parent and teacher groups citywide are petitioning against the number of standardized tests being given to Chicago Public School (CPS) students this year. The “More Than a Score Coalition,” which includes the Chicago Teachers Union, Parents 4 Teachers, Parents United for Responsible Education and Raise Your Hand for Illinois(…)

Tutoring group floods

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Strive Tutoring experienced a setback earlier this month after a broken valve on a water pipe damaged the third floor, a kitchen, a stairwell and two computers. “There was a lot of damage to our offices. Thankfully all of our tutoring space is in perfectly good shape and our refurbished(…)

Service imposters perpetrate robbery

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor A robbery occurred earlier this month at a Kenwood building managed by Wolin-Levin, Inc., according to residents and a company official. The Feb. 6 incident went unreported in crime blotters provided to the Herald this month by Second District police. However, in a Feb. 15 e-mail to the(…)

Actor brings personal story to Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Actor Charles Dutton will present his one-man show “From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage” at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts this week. At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday the three-time Emmy Award winner will present the story of his own life in a(…)

Ancona explores intentional diversity

The Ancona School will host its 50th Anniversary Education Symposium on Saturday March 2. The symposium is for educators, school leaders, parents and the community to discuss the importance and challenge of authentic diversity in schools. During the symposium, Ancona will share insights on integrating a multicultural curriculum and results from research based on The(…)

Lutherans go sustainable

By JEFFERY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The refectory at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th St., has been changing the way it does business with a focus on sustainability. Ben Randall, a native of Northern Michigan who worked at Chicago hotels and restaurants before becoming the refectory’s chef, has overseen(…)

Shoreland is landmarked

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The Shoreland Hotel, 5454 S. Shore Dr., has been named a landmark by the City Council. Currently being rehabbed to make space for rental apartments, the hotel was once host to Amelia Earhart and Elvis Presley, among other notables. After World War II, when apartment-hotel renters — who provided a(…)

South Siders protest school rules

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Grassroots Education Movement recently testified before Arne Duncan at a U.S. Department of Education hearing in Washington, D.C., on the impact and civil rights violations resulting from the unchecked closings and turnarounds of schools serving predominantly low-income, students of color. The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), which has(…)