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District Testing Action Plan
DISTRICT | February 21, 2020
District Testing Action Plan

As a district, we’re committed to fostering a strong learning environment that prepares students for academic success. Assessments are a useful tool to help teachers monitor […]

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Keeping the Doors Open
DISTRICT | February 19, 2020
Keeping the Doors Open

Even though his role has expanded over the years, Les always returns to the foundations of his job: working with parents one-on-one to solve problems.

Facing Forward | Mirando hacia adelante
DISTRICT | February 18, 2020
Facing Forward | Mirando hacia adelante

When Cristina Carreto reflects on her career with CPS, she often thinks about Martita, a Pilsen parent she met back when she was just starting out.

Putting in the Work | Trabajando arduamente
SCHOOLS | February 13, 2020
Putting in the Work | Trabajando arduamente

Principal Geverola is always giving 150 percent—no matter if that’s through connecting with a student, coaching her staff, or observing classrooms.

The Wrestler | La luchadora
SCHOOLS | February 12, 2020
The Wrestler | La luchadora

Esmeralda D., a freshman at Eric Solorio Academy High School on Chicago’s South West Side, doesn’t shy away from the challenging realities of being a female wrestler.

Students

The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana
STUDENTS | February 11, 2020
The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana

New Sullivan’s undefeated boys basketball team attributes their victory streak to their dedication and teamwork.

Discovering Your Heroes | Descubriendo tus héroes
STUDENTS | February 4, 2020
Discovering Your Heroes | Descubriendo tus héroes

“What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision be for America in 2020?” Though it’s a question that could prompt hours upon hours of discussion, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Mildred I. Lavizzo Elementary were invited to tackle it in a small yet powerful way: a five-minute speech.

Growing Together l Creciendo juntas
STUDENTS | January 29, 2020
Growing Together l Creciendo juntas

This North Side elementary school has played an important role in strengthening a sisterhood over the years.

Fearless Falcons l Falcons Valientes
STUDENTS | January 2, 2020
Fearless Falcons l Falcons Valientes

How 2020 is shaping up to be a transformative year for five Harlan Community Academy freshmen.

SMASH Illinois, a Free STEM Program for Students of Color Launches
STUDENTS | August 1, 2019
SMASH Illinois, a Free STEM Program for Students of Color Launches

The five-week summer program is specifically targeted for underrepresented high school students of color.

Teens Help Teach in New English Learner Summer Program
STUDENTS | July 30, 2019
Teens Help Teach in New English Learner Summer Program

Early Childhood Education CTE students are placed into classrooms to give them a taste of life as a teacher. 

Safe Haven Sites Open to Students During Summer Break
STUDENTS | July 1, 2019
Safe Haven Sites Open to Students During Summer Break

All CPS students are welcome at Safe Haven sites throughout Summer Break.

Englewood Graduate Heads to Brazil for Global Citizen Year Program
STUDENTS | June 13, 2019
Englewood Graduate Heads to Brazil for Global Citizen Year Program

Aaron Johnson will spend a gap year in Brazil.

Meet the Harvard-bound Solorio HS Grad Determined to Defy the Odds
STUDENTS | June 12, 2019
Meet the Harvard-bound Solorio HS Grad Determined to Defy the Odds

Amado Candelario, a senior at Solorio High School, is headed to Harvard University this fall and is determined to make a difference.

Twins Awarded Gates Scholarships, Heading to Princeton and Yale
STUDENTS | June 11, 2019
Twins Awarded Gates Scholarships, Heading to Princeton and Yale

Seniors, Naomi and Nannette Beckley, both Gates Scholars, will attend Yale and Princeton this fall.

Nine-Year-Old Web Developer, Class, Visit Famous Fossil Lab
STUDENTS | April 12, 2019
Nine-Year-Old Web Developer, Class, Visit Famous Fossil Lab

Nine-year-old dinosaur lover, Robert, meets world-renowned paleontologist Paul Sereno and brings his class.

Students from Lindblom’s Arabic Class Head to Morocco
STUDENTS | April 9, 2019
Students from Lindblom’s Arabic Class Head to Morocco

This spring break, nine students from Lindblom’s Arabic World Language program will travel to Morocco.

Schools

Putting in the Work | Trabajando arduamente
SCHOOLS | February 13, 2020
Putting in the Work | Trabajando arduamente

Principal Geverola is always giving 150 percent—no matter if that’s through connecting with a student, coaching her staff, or observing classrooms.

The Wrestler | La luchadora
SCHOOLS | February 12, 2020
The Wrestler | La luchadora

Esmeralda D., a freshman at Eric Solorio Academy High School on Chicago’s South West Side, doesn’t shy away from the challenging realities of being a female wrestler.

The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana
SCHOOLS | February 11, 2020
The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana

New Sullivan’s undefeated boys basketball team attributes their victory streak to their dedication and teamwork.

Staying in Place | Permaneciendo en su lugar
SCHOOLS | February 6, 2020
Staying in Place | Permaneciendo en su lugar

Raised in the North Lawndale neighborhood, Michael Bryant now teaches at Lawndale Community Academy, sharing the importance and value of education.

Bringing the Sunshine l Transmitiendo energía positiva
SCHOOLS | January 28, 2020
Bringing the Sunshine l Transmitiendo energía positiva

Over the last thirty years, this remarkable King Academy educator has been busy touching thousands of lives in Chicago’s Englewood community.

The Power of Community | El poder de la comunidad
SCHOOLS | January 23, 2020
The Power of Community | El poder de la comunidad

At Haines Elementary, Ms. Ma and Ms. Cheung agree that the path towards bilingualism always begins with honoring a student’s native language.

Undeniably Ukrainian | Orgullosamente ucranianos
SCHOOLS | January 22, 2020
Undeniably Ukrainian | Orgullosamente ucranianos

Columbus Elementary draws on Ukrainian Village’s rich culture as a way to enrich students’ learning experiences.

Dually Remarkable | Increíbles habilidades bilingües
SCHOOLS | January 21, 2020
Dually Remarkable | Increíbles habilidades bilingües

Carson Elementary’s dual language program gives students the skills to work towards biliteracy in English and Spanish.

A Bookshelf of Mirrors | Un librero de espejos
SCHOOLS | January 16, 2020
A Bookshelf of Mirrors | Un librero de espejos

Melissa Srotir incorporates diverse texts in her classroom allowing students to see their experiences reflected in the literature they study.

Good Books and Great Guidance | Unos buenos libros y una gran guía
SCHOOLS | January 15, 2020
Good Books and Great Guidance | Unos buenos libros y una gran guía

At Beasley Academic Center, Principal Donnell Rader knows that developing strong literacy skills early helps students in every chapter of their lives.

Leading with Love l Liderando con amor
SCHOOLS | January 9, 2020
Leading with Love l Liderando con amor

Principal Stacy Gray is bringing years of mentorship and guidance to McDade Elementary in her first year as principal.

The Common Denominator l El denominador común
SCHOOLS | January 7, 2020
The Common Denominator l El denominador común

In her first few months teaching, math teacher Nancy Lazaro has already made at least a year’s worth of special memories.

District

District Testing Action Plan
DISTRICT | February 21, 2020
District Testing Action Plan

As a district, we’re committed to fostering a strong learning environment that prepares students for academic success. Assessments are a useful tool to help teachers monitor […]

Rising by Lifting Others
DISTRICT | February 20, 2020
Rising by Lifting Others

Mirlene Dossous believes her grandfather was the catalyst for her career in community organizing.

Keeping the Doors Open
DISTRICT | February 19, 2020
Keeping the Doors Open

Even though his role has expanded over the years, Les always returns to the foundations of his job: working with parents one-on-one to solve problems.

Facing Forward | Mirando hacia adelante
DISTRICT | February 18, 2020
Facing Forward | Mirando hacia adelante

When Cristina Carreto reflects on her career with CPS, she often thinks about Martita, a Pilsen parent she met back when she was just starting out.

Celebrating Our Counselors: National School Counseling Week 2020
DISTRICT | February 5, 2020
Celebrating Our Counselors: National School Counseling Week 2020

February 3 begins National School Counseling Week. A celebration of school counselors for the hard work they do every day.

The Commitment of a Lifetime | El compromiso de toda una vida
DISTRICT | January 30, 2020
The Commitment of a Lifetime | El compromiso de toda una vida

Dr. Karen Saffold has championed academic growth throughout CPS for over thirty years.

Thinking Beyond Reading | Pensar más allá de la lectura
DISTRICT | January 14, 2020
Thinking Beyond Reading | Pensar más allá de la lectura

CPS’ Department of Literacy envisions every student achieving literacy in all disciplines and feeling empowered to know that they can change the world

A District on the Rise
DISTRICT | December 20, 2019
A District on the Rise

Chicago Public Schools continues to build upon our historic academic progress. To ensure all students have what they need to continue their tremendous academic growth, we’ve […]

One Family. One Goal
DISTRICT | November 1, 2019
One Family. One Goal

By Dr. Janice K. Jackson, EdD Our students are back in school!  I’ve been waiting and wanting to say this for weeks. We have reached five-year […]

An Offer that Honors our Teachers’ Hard Work and Dedication.
DISTRICT | September 30, 2019
An Offer that Honors our Teachers’ Hard Work and Dedication.

UPDATE  – October 29, 2019 – Please review our latest offer (PDF) to the Chicago Teachers Union.  The district has been negotiating in good faith with […]

A Decade of Academic Progress: 2019 Academic Report Card
DISTRICT | September 23, 2019
A Decade of Academic Progress: 2019 Academic Report Card

The 2019-20 school year has commenced, and we’re ready to start another exciting chapter of exploration and discovery! The district is committed to helping our students […]

The 1619 Project and Chicago Public Schools
DISTRICT | September 17, 2019
The 1619 Project and Chicago Public Schools

By Janice K. Jackson, EdD   “The combined value of enslaved people exceeded that of all the railroads and factories in the nation.” – 1619 Project […]

Sports

The Wrestler | La luchadora
SPORTS | February 12, 2020
The Wrestler | La luchadora

Esmeralda D., a freshman at Eric Solorio Academy High School on Chicago’s South West Side, doesn’t shy away from the challenging realities of being a female wrestler.

The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana
SPORTS | February 11, 2020
The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana

New Sullivan’s undefeated boys basketball team attributes their victory streak to their dedication and teamwork.

Whitney Young HS Powerlifter Sets National Record [VIDEO]
SPORTS | November 6, 2018
Whitney Young HS Powerlifter Sets National Record [VIDEO]

Senior GiHo Jeong shares how he got on the powerlifting path.

Brooks HS Freshman, Kayla Gant, Named New Girls Varsity Shot Put Champ
SPORTS | March 30, 2018
Brooks HS Freshman, Kayla Gant, Named New Girls Varsity Shot Put Champ

New to the sport, freshman Kayla Gant, earned first place in the Girls Varsity Indoor Shot Put Championship

Q&A With The Living Legend: Marshall HS Girls Basketball Coach Dorothy Gaters
SPORTS | March 28, 2018
Q&A With The Living Legend: Marshall HS Girls Basketball Coach Dorothy Gaters

Marshall HS Coach Dorothy Gaters discusses her legacy, what pushes her and her greatest life learned lesson in her over 30 years of coaching.

Kelly HS Wrestler, Mayra Morales, Named 2018 State Champ
SPORTS | March 20, 2018
Kelly HS Wrestler, Mayra Morales, Named 2018 State Champ

Mayra Morales, a junior, is the new 2018 State Wrestling Champion. She has been competing for three years.

Meet Solorio’s Only Female Wrestler
SPORTS | March 9, 2018
Meet Solorio’s Only Female Wrestler

Melissa De La Garza is the only female on Solorio Academy High School’s wrestling team and the second in school history.

Marshall Girls Basketball Team New State Champs [Photos]
SPORTS | February 26, 2018
Marshall Girls Basketball Team New State Champs [Photos]

Marshall High School held a rally Monday to celebrate Saturday’s win. The team is the new 2018 Class 2A Girls Basketball Champions.

Hall of Fame Coach Comes Home
SPORTS | February 10, 2016
Hall of Fame Coach Comes Home

Following Super Bowl 50, acclaimed NFL players and coaches are honoring the schools that put them on the path to greatness.

Remembering the Trip of a Lifetime
SPORTS | January 7, 2016
Remembering the Trip of a Lifetime

Kelly High School’s band brought in the New Year at the 2015 Sugar Bowl.

The Pride of Bronzeville: Phillips Wildcats Make CPS History
SPORTS | December 4, 2015
The Pride of Bronzeville: Phillips Wildcats Make CPS History

The Wildcats of Wendell Phillips High School brought CPS its first-ever State football title.