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News and Stories from across the District

29 November 2022

So Much to be Thankful for at Von Linné Elementary School

Ms. Nieves and her son Carmelo have an immense amount of gratitude for the supportive community at their school. 

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18 November 2022

Shaping Uplift High School to Serve its Community

Principal Graham has worked tirelessly to support his students by expanding academic programs and partnerships. 

17 November 2022

Take Five with Brooke Clark: Teacher at Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School

Ms. Clark's impact as an educator and mentor has been profoundly felt by her students at BOYCP.

16 November 2022

Building Familial Bonds at Deneen School of Excellence

The school year is off to a great start for Ms. Treadwell and her children Daniyah, Logan, and Kaden. 

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13 June 2019

Englewood Graduate Heads to Brazil for Global Citizen Year Program

Engelwood native and Bridgescape Learning Academy graduate Aaron Johnson will spend a culturally immersive gap year in Brazil.

30 May 2019

Four CPS Seniors Share How They’ll Spend their Gap Year

Chicago Public Schools and Global Citizen Year have come together to offer a select group of CPS graduates an opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture in countries like Brazil, Senegal, and Ecuador before pursuing postsecondary education. The fellows will live with a host family and take advantage of apprenticeships that focus on local projects around education, health or the environment.

12 June 2019

Meet the Harvard-bound Solorio HS Grad Determined to Defy the Odds

Amado Candelario, a senior at Solorio Academy High School on the Southwest Side of Chicago, has been offered a tuition-free ride to Harvard and was selected out of 5,200 qualified nominees as one of the 2019 US Presidential Scholars.

07 May 2019

Science Teacher Overcame Rough Start, Now Encourages Students

Meet math and science teacher Karolina Towner, a former Michigan State University Urban STEM fellow who teaches at Albany Park Multicultural Elementary School in the Albany Park neighborhood. 

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11 November 2022

South Side Principal Reflects on His Military Service for Veterans Day

Principal Rucker says his military service instilled leadership, compassion, and dedication in him. 

11 November 2022

Take Five with Yolanda Powell: Special Education Teacher at Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

In honor of Veterans Day, meet Ms. Yolanda Powell — a 28-year military veteran and special education teacher and case worker at CPS.

09 November 2022

Bouchet Elementary Teacher’s Daughter is Now Also Her Student

Mrs. Chyba says that it is extremely special making memories as her daughter Alice's teacher. 

31 October 2022

Azuela Elementary’s Founding Principal Shares How She’s Created a Culture of Excellence

Principal Navarro has inspired her team at Azuela with her passion and tireless advocacy for her students for over a decade.