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06 June 2024

Getting to Know Three Outstanding Peterson Elementary Class of 2024 Graduates

Ellie, William, and Jocelyn are known as resilient student leaders in their school community. 

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05 June 2024

Highlighting an Awesome Soon-to-Be Graduate at Libby Elementary

Jordynn is known for her resilience and bubbly personality.

04 June 2024

Highlighting an Exceptional Graduate at West Park STEAM Academy

Edgar is his school's valedictorian and is best known as a leader who isn’t afraid to put others first.

04 June 2024

Recognizing a Standout Eighth-Grader at Harold Washington Elementary School

Phillip has impressed others with his resilience and academic success.

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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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01 July 2024

What We Learned From Community Feedback about Our Food Offerings

CPS is committed to being responsive to community input and building awareness of our food standards and overall school meal program.

04 June 2024

A Conversation with a Phenomenal Member of the Telpochcalli Elementary School Class of 2024

Melisa could not have asked for a better experience at Telpochcalli Elementary School.

04 June 2024

Meet an Outstanding Member of the Morton Class of 2024

Jakyla is known for her perseverance.

03 June 2024

Celebrating Three Members of the Pilsen Community Academy Class of 2024

Iscis, Marianna, and Riley are known for their creativity, kindness, motivation, and involvement in their community.