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Setting the Stage for a Great Year with School Spirit
SCHOOLS | August 3, 2021
Setting the Stage for a Great Year with School Spirit

The first day of the new school year—August 30, 2021—is just 27 days away.

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Teaching My Students How to Use their Voices and Persevere
SCHOOLS | August 2, 2021
Teaching My Students How to Use their Voices and Persevere

The first day of the new school year—August 30, 2021—is just 28 days away.

A Q&A with Six Incoming Freshmen at King College Prep
STUDENTS | July 30, 2021
A Q&A with Six Incoming Freshmen at King College Prep

The district’s Freshman Connection program has long been a way to ease students into their respective high schools.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro L.
STUDENTS | July 29, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro L.

Alejandro’s experience this summer has prepared him to create an inclusive classroom environment as a future teacher.

Taft’s Softball City Championship Cements Their Place as Top Varsity CPL Team
SPORTS | July 28, 2021
Taft’s Softball City Championship Cements Their Place as Top Varsity CPL Team

A storybook ending to an incredible season is all that could have been expected for this Taft softball team. 

Students

A Q&A with Six Incoming Freshmen at King College Prep
STUDENTS | July 30, 2021
A Q&A with Six Incoming Freshmen at King College Prep

The district’s Freshman Connection program has long been a way to ease students into their respective high schools.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro L.
STUDENTS | July 29, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro L.

Alejandro’s experience this summer has prepared him to create an inclusive classroom environment as a future teacher.

Recent CPS Graduate Interviews Valerie Jarrett at Annual HER Empowerment Summit
STUDENTS | July 23, 2021
Recent CPS Graduate Interviews Valerie Jarrett at Annual HER Empowerment Summit

The district’s HER Empowerment Summit brings students from all over Chicago together to learn from successful women across different industries.

CTE Students Describe Benefits of Earning Certifications in High School
STUDENTS | July 15, 2021
CTE Students Describe Benefits of Earning Certifications in High School

These certifications are symbols of the success students across Chicago have achieved through determination and resilience. 

Students Collaborate on Documentary to Celebrate Impact of Local Dance Studio
STUDENTS | July 13, 2021
Students Collaborate on Documentary to Celebrate Impact of Local Dance Studio

Avery and Addison wove interviews with photos and footage from recitals to paint a vivid picture of the Studio One experience.

Ebinger Class of 2021 Leaves their Mark through Community Service Projects
STUDENTS | July 7, 2021
Ebinger Class of 2021 Leaves their Mark through Community Service Projects

While it’s easy to focus on the “service” half of community service, students at Ebinger made sure to focus on “community.”

Alcott College Prep Graduate Celebrates Class of 2021 Through Music
STUDENTS | July 1, 2021
Alcott College Prep Graduate Celebrates Class of 2021 Through Music

The nostalgia of yesterday and the determination of today could soon activate a superstar of tomorrow. 

Lindblom Graduate Shares Her One-of-a-Kind High School Journey
STUDENTS | June 28, 2021
Lindblom Graduate Shares Her One-of-a-Kind High School Journey

Mirroring how she felt to study abroad in China, the sense of the unknown is making Ciarah extremely excited to attend college in the fall.

Six Questions with a Soon-to-Be First-Generation College Student
STUDENTS | June 24, 2021
Six Questions with a Soon-to-Be First-Generation College Student

Even though Jose is no longer a high school student, he’ll carry the lessons he’s learned over the last four years with him into college and beyond.

Meet Mollison Elementary School’s Co-Valedictorian
STUDENTS | June 22, 2021
Meet Mollison Elementary School’s Co-Valedictorian

In her speech, Melissa made sure to remind everyone of the perseverance they displayed throughout the past year.

Student Projects Creatively Educate Others about COVID-19 Vaccine
STUDENTS | June 21, 2021
Student Projects Creatively Educate Others about COVID-19 Vaccine

The district created guidance to help educators implement a COVID-19 vaccine-related project as part of their curriculum.

Harper High School Seniors Share their Favorite Memories and Dream Careers
STUDENTS | June 15, 2021
Harper High School Seniors Share their Favorite Memories and Dream Careers

David and Kamoy are making Harper proud through their hard work, tenacity, and big dreams.

Schools

Setting the Stage for a Great Year with School Spirit
SCHOOLS | August 3, 2021
Setting the Stage for a Great Year with School Spirit

The first day of the new school year—August 30, 2021—is just 27 days away.

Teaching My Students How to Use their Voices and Persevere
SCHOOLS | August 2, 2021
Teaching My Students How to Use their Voices and Persevere

The first day of the new school year—August 30, 2021—is just 28 days away.

Promoting Student Advocacy and Individuality in my Music Classes
SCHOOLS | July 27, 2021
Promoting Student Advocacy and Individuality in my Music Classes

Mr. Cvengros joined the Transformative Teaching Cohort to transform his classroom to better meet the needs of his students. 

Cherishing the Moments that Represent Community
SCHOOLS | July 26, 2021
Cherishing the Moments that Represent Community

Principal Pae wants every student, educator, and community member to view their school as a place where they are accepted, supported, and loved. 

Reimagining how Students Interact with my Curriculum
SCHOOLS | July 22, 2021
Reimagining how Students Interact with my Curriculum

Ms. Childress Price says it is one of her top priorities to make her classroom inclusive and grounded in her students’ lived experiences.

Learning about Entrepreneurship from Two CTE Teachers
SCHOOLS | July 20, 2021
Learning about Entrepreneurship from Two CTE Teachers

Ms. Zucchero and Ms. Muro believe that their classes help students learn flexibility and being able to think outside of the box.

Math Department at Lake View High School Recognized for Four Straight Years
SCHOOLS | July 19, 2021
Math Department at Lake View High School Recognized for Four Straight Years

Mr. Peter Smith was one of 35 educators across the country to be named a Knowles Foundation Teaching Fellow this year. 

Reaching My Students through Social-Emotional Learning
SCHOOLS | July 16, 2021
Reaching My Students through Social-Emotional Learning

Ms. Mendoza-Ramirez believes that If she is not reaching her students emotionally, then she is not doing her job well.

CPS Science Teacher Named Presidential Award State Finalist
SCHOOLS | July 12, 2021
CPS Science Teacher Named Presidential Award State Finalist

Ms. Richmond strives to make every class period fun and comfortable for each of her students.

CTE IT Teachers Critical Part of Impressive Number of Certifications Earned
SCHOOLS | July 9, 2021
CTE IT Teachers Critical Part of Impressive Number of Certifications Earned

Despite an extremely challenging school year, CPS CTE students within information technology (IT) programs earned a total of 406 certifications.

Pershing Magnet Making Big Strides to Become a Greener School
SCHOOLS | July 8, 2021
Pershing Magnet Making Big Strides to Become a Greener School

Learning more about solar energy and green technology is helping prepare Pershing students for the jobs of the future.

A Teacher’s Perspective on the Importance of Early Childhood Education
SCHOOLS | June 3, 2021
A Teacher’s Perspective on the Importance of Early Childhood Education

One way Ms. Dela Cruz knows that pre-k is important is when she sees the eyes of her former students gazing longingly through her classroom window.

District

Reflections on My CPS Journey
DISTRICT | June 27, 2021
Reflections on My CPS Journey

Serving this district has been one of the greatest blessings of my lifetime. 

Honoring our Commitment to Equity During Immigrant Heritage Month
DISTRICT | June 25, 2021
Honoring our Commitment to Equity During Immigrant Heritage Month

Chicago Public Schools will always view its identity as one of the most diverse school districts in the country as one of its greatest strengths.

Five Things to Know About Skyline
DISTRICT | June 17, 2021
Five Things to Know About Skyline

Skyline is our first-ever standards-aligned, culturally responsive curriculum that will be freely available to all schools.

Our Half-Billion Dollar Investment to Accelerate Learning
DISTRICT | June 16, 2021
Our Half-Billion Dollar Investment to Accelerate Learning

Moving Forward Together is a comprehensive plan to address the academic and social-emotional impacts of COVID-19 on our school communities.

Help Shape Our Return to Daily In-Person Learning
DISTRICT | June 4, 2021
Help Shape Our Return to Daily In-Person Learning

Feedback from our families will help shape what the new school year will look like.

Answering Your Questions About Pre-K Enrollment
DISTRICT | May 10, 2021
Answering Your Questions About Pre-K Enrollment

Our district’s high-quality pre-k programs will help your child build a strong academic foundation in literacy and math.

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
DISTRICT | May 3, 2021
Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7! Use the digital media toolkit in this post for ideas to celebrate your favorite teacher.

Our Goal to Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2025
DISTRICT | April 22, 2021
Our Goal to Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

Part of providing a high-quality education to every child in our district includes teaching them about—and in—healthy, sustainable environments.

Seven Key Numbers to Know From This Year’s School Budgets
DISTRICT | April 21, 2021
Seven Key Numbers to Know From This Year’s School Budgets

The hundreds of millions of dollars worth of investments announced today connect back our core value of equity.

Meet Three Outstanding CPS Clerks and Administrative Professionals
DISTRICT | April 21, 2021
Meet Three Outstanding CPS Clerks and Administrative Professionals

Our district’s clerks and administrative professionals are some of the most important individuals in our schools and district offices.

Welcoming Back Our High School Students: A Day One Video and Photos
DISTRICT | April 19, 2021
Welcoming Back Our High School Students: A Day One Video and Photos

Check out what our high school students have to say about being back at school!

One Year Later: New Data Highlights Urgent Need to Reopen High Schools
DISTRICT | April 13, 2021
One Year Later: New Data Highlights Urgent Need to Reopen High Schools

Our students are tired, overwhelmed, bored, and frustrated—we need to change that. 

Sports

Taft’s Softball City Championship Cements Their Place as Top Varsity CPL Team
SPORTS | July 28, 2021
Taft’s Softball City Championship Cements Their Place as Top Varsity CPL Team

A storybook ending to an incredible season is all that could have been expected for this Taft softball team. 

Baseball City Championship a Perfect Ending for Morgan Park High School Seniors
SPORTS | June 30, 2021
Baseball City Championship a Perfect Ending for Morgan Park High School Seniors

The players credit their unselfish playing style as one of the keys to their success this season, as well as the support of their coach and principal.

Scoring a Scholarship
SPORTS | June 30, 2021
Scoring a Scholarship

Ulises H. and Max O. never thought in their wildest dreams they would be playing soccer at the college level.

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.