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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.

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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.

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

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.

Students

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.

Six Butler College Prep Students Surprised with Scholarships
STUDENTS | March 20, 2019
Six Butler College Prep Students Surprised with Scholarships

Five Butler College Prep students and a recent graduate were awarded full-tuition scholarships to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hundreds of Students Gather for Young Men of Color Summit
STUDENTS | March 15, 2019
Hundreds of Students Gather for Young Men of Color Summit

Nearly 700 African American and Latino male high school students gathered at Chicago State University for the 6th Annual Young Men of Color Summit.

Jones College Prep Storyteller Shares Award-Winning Story
STUDENTS | February 27, 2019
Jones College Prep Storyteller Shares Award-Winning Story

Jones College Prep sophomore, Owen Charles, shares a snippet of his award-winning story about his grandfather’s migration to the North.

Schools

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.

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

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

Four CPS Seniors Share How They’ll Spend their Gap Year
SCHOOLS | May 30, 2019
Four CPS Seniors Share How They’ll Spend their Gap Year

Four graduates from across the district will spend time in countries like Brazil, Senegal, Ecuador and more this year.

Franklin Fine Arts Teacher, Former Student, Advocate for The Arts
SCHOOLS | May 9, 2019
Franklin Fine Arts Teacher, Former Student, Advocate for The Arts

First-grade teacher, Alyssa Dee, is in her fourth year of teaching.

Science Teacher Overcame Rough Start, Now Encourages Students
SCHOOLS | May 7, 2019
Science Teacher Overcame Rough Start, Now Encourages Students

Education is in my soul’ says Albany Park ES science teacher.

Former Investment Banker Pursues Teaching Career
SCHOOLS | May 6, 2019
Former Investment Banker Pursues Teaching Career

Robert Clarke teaches AP Calculus at Solorio High School.

Community is ‘Heart’ of New Bronzeville Classical School
SCHOOLS | March 11, 2019
Community is ‘Heart’ of New Bronzeville Classical School

Bronzeville Classical School partnered with the community to host their first school-wide community service project.

Lindblom Retires Jersey of School Dean and All-time Leading Scorer
SCHOOLS | February 28, 2019
Lindblom Retires Jersey of School Dean and All-time Leading Scorer

Shohn Williams shares his journey from basketball to education.

Meet the Principal who’s Recruiting Men of Color to Pursue Teaching Careers
SCHOOLS | February 20, 2019
Meet the Principal who’s Recruiting Men of Color to Pursue Teaching Careers

Principal Chris Goins teaches a new class that exposes men of color to educational careers.

District

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 […]

CPS Accepts Teachers’ Contract Terms Proposed by Independent Fact Finder
DISTRICT | August 26, 2019
CPS Accepts Teachers’ Contract Terms Proposed by Independent Fact Finder

An independent, third-party arbitrator — who was jointly appointed by CPS and CTU — today released a contract proposal that closely aligns to the terms proposed […]

Leadership Matters: 2019 Summer Leadership Institute
DISTRICT | July 25, 2019
Leadership Matters: 2019 Summer Leadership Institute

More than 600 principals and assistant principals from each of our schools came together for a two-day professional learning conference.

A Dozen Principals Join Prestigious Program
DISTRICT | July 10, 2019
A Dozen Principals Join Prestigious Program

Twelve principals were selected to join the Independent School Principal Program for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

Meet the 2019 Civic Action Recognition Award Winners
DISTRICT | June 3, 2019
Meet the 2019 Civic Action Recognition Award Winners

Meet the winners of the first-ever Civic Action Recognition Awards.

A Note of Appreciation to our Teachers
DISTRICT | May 6, 2019
A Note of Appreciation to our Teachers

We want to thank all of our teachers for their dedication and commitment to our students.

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2019
DISTRICT | April 24, 2019
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

During the week of May 6-10, please join us and celebrate Chicago’s amazing teachers.

Sports

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.