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Fenger High School

After 2009 Death, Notorious School Turns It Around

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Long before Chicago's latest spasm of gun violence, the fatal beating of an honors student came to symbolize the dangers facing young ...

An Incubator for Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

While meanness, disrespect, misunderstanding and temper flare-ups are part of life everywhere, in some neighborhoods they can be life-or-death issues. Teaching social skills, empathy, respect and the ability to listen are absolutely crucial.

Two High School Coaches, Four Students Charged In Hazing Incident

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago Public Schools football coaches and four of their team members have been charged in the alleged hazing of a 14-year-old boy on Chicago's N...

VIDEO: Did Two CPS Coaches Help Their Team Attack A Fenger Student?

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago Public School football coaches have been suspended while CPS investigates allegations that they drove a group of students to attack anothe...

Derrion Albert Trial Begins: Teen Accused Of Fatally Beating Fenger Student In Court Tuesday

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial of a teen charged in the beating death of a 16-year-old Chicago honor student began Tuesday with jurors watching a video sho...

Derrion Albert Murder Trial: Video Of Fatal Beating Shown In Court

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After deliberating for little more than half an hour, a jury convicted a 15-year-old boy of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2009 ...

15-Year-Old Convicted Of Murder For Throwing Possibly Fatal Punch

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — He threw a single punch at Derrion Albert. But that punch in the midst of an attack by an angry mob that would kick, punch, stomp and...

Lapoleon Colbert: Fifth Teen Charged In Beating Death Of Fenger Student

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A fifth teen has been charged in the beating death of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert, authorities said tonight. Lapoleon Colbert, 19, wa...

Derrion Albert Beating Death: 14-Year-Old Is 4th Teen Charged

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A fourth teen is facing murder charges in the beating death of a Chicago high school honor student last month. The 14-year-old's name...

Neighborhood School Carver Will Be Opened To Some Fenger Students Following Derrion Albert's Death

Chicago Breaking News | Azam Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools announced today it will open enrollment at a South Side military academy for students who no longer want to attend Fenger High ...

No Safe Passage: Little Rock to Chicago

Bernardine Dohrn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bernardine Dohrn

Remember the eight extraordinary students in Little Rock who ultimately required the presence of troops for their safe passage into the school they finally integrated? Where was Derrion Albert's safe passage?

Fenger Students Cleared To Transfer Schools

Chicago Tribune | Angie Leventis Lourgos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ten Chicago Public Schools students who sued the district last month alleging an unsafe environment at Fenger High School will be allowed to transfer ...

Family Of Teen Exonerated In Derrion Albert Death Won't Be Kicked Out Of Home After All

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The teen who was exonerated of murdering classmate Derrion Albert will not return to the troubled school, the Sun-Times reports. Eugene Bailey won't ...

Is This The Plan To Combat Youth Violence, Killings?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's proposing several plans to curb youth violence, including adding more police officers at schools...

Fenger 'A Very Good School': Daley

Fox Chicago | Darlene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Fenger has a very good principal and it's a very good school" Mayor Richard Daley said Thursday at Orr Academy where he was principal for the day. ...

'This Is A State Of Emergency'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to a wave of teen violence and the brutal killing of honor student Derrion Albert, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopped on a school bus to escort ...

Rash Of Teen Deaths, Violence Due To School Reform?

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Even in the cold rain, Danielle Jones would rather stand on the street and wait for her father to pick her up from her high school on ...

Judge To CPS: Let Unsafe Fenger Students Transfer

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge says Chicago Public Schools must arrange for the immediate transfer of students who want to leave a South Side high sc...

Teen Cleared In Derrion Albert's Beating Death With Little Explanation

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — First-degree murder charges were dropped Monday against one of four teens accused in the brutal beating of a Chicago honor student tha...

Duncan: School Reform Not Related To Surge In Teen Violence

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday pledged federal support to fight a surge in youth v...

Three Students Arrested After New Violence At Fenger High

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two 15-year-old boys and one 18-year-old female, all students at Fenger High School, were arrested in three separate incidents of violence that took p...

Fenger High School Students Arrested After Lunchroom Brawls

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Five students have been arrested for fighting at a Chicago high school less than a month after an honor student was killed in a brutal...

Fenger Violence Continues: Two More Teens Arrested

Chicago Sun-Times | ROSEMARY SOBOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Fenger High School students were arrested in separate incidents -- including one in which a juvenile allegedly threatened to kill a security guard...

White House Reacts To Teen's Fatal Beating

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the beating death of 16-year-old honor student Derrion Albert was discussed at President Obama's morning meeti...

Derrion Albert Beating Death: 4 Teens Charged With Murder

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Cell phone footage showing a group of teens viciously kicking and striking a 16-year-old honors student with splintered railroad ties ...