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Fenger High School

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...

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...

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....

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?

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...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Murder Charges Filed In Teen's Taped Beating Death

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Four teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in Derrion Albert's beating death. Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric...

Derrion Albert, 16, Beaten To Death In 'Mob Action'

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Family and friends believe 16-year-old Derrion Albert was beaten to death by other teens because he resisted joining a gang that was forming near Feng...