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Taft Principal Offers to Ease Cell Phone Ban

Oct 2, 2014 • DNAinfo
Taft High School Principal Mark Grishaber is offering to ease the ban on students using cell phones on campus — for a price. Here, kids play video games on smartphones while attending a public event on Sept. 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. View ... More

Northwest Side Schools Remain Some of the City's Most Crowded, Data Shows

Oct 23, 2014 • DNAinfo
Taft High School in Norwood Park remains the largest and most crowded public high school in Chicago, with 3,233 students studying in a building meant for 2,184 pupils. Taft added 38 students this school year, bringing its utilization rate to 148 ... More

CPS wants to delay new test even though state already said 'No'

Oct 22, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
And yet Chicago Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett told the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday that she still wants to delay the PARCC, which long has been scheduled to replace the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and Prairie State ... More

NW Side Teen's Forced Move to Ireland Subject of Taft Teacher's First Novel

Oct 15, 2014 • DNAinfo
An English teacher at Taft High School, Foley, 34, is looking forward to going back to work in January after giving birth to Roisin, who is now 5 months old. But her little girl isn't Foley's only baby — the Jefferson Park resident's first novel ... More

Chicago Soccer Star Tranfers Passion from Playing to Officiating

Oct 13, 2014 • DNAinfo
There's no time to rest while the Taft High School graduate is chasing his dream of becoming a professional soccer official — working 8-10 men's and women's college, high school and youth games a week all over the Midwest while taking 19 credit hours ... More

CPS Enrollment Dips Below 400K Students

Sep 30, 2014 • ChicagoNow (blog)
As you already may have heard, CPS is now 3,000 students smaller than it was last year. But some janitors get to keep their jobs - for now. The BGA is giving Mayor Rahm mixed grades. Elsewhere: Superintendents overwhelmingly support the Common Core ... More

New Campaign: See Tracks, Think Train

Oct 9, 2014 • MyHighPlains
That happened earlier this year to a Taft High School student- hit and killed while walking next to a metra track. Last year Illinois had the 4th most trespass related train deaths in the country at 25. 20 people have already lost their lives this year ... More

College Corner

Sep 27, 2014 • Standard Speaker
Marissa Surdy scored three goals to help Wilkes University's field hockey team to a 5-3 victory over Manhattanville College. The Crestwood product netted her first goal 16:53 into the game on a penalty corner to put Wilkes up 2-0. She gave the Lady ... More

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