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The Right Recipe
ZZ_FEATURE1 | July 2, 2020
The Right Recipe

Vaughn Occupational students combined cooking and community to create an award-winning meal.

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Another step toward a culturally responsive curriculum
July 1, 2020
Another step toward a culturally responsive curriculum

Dear Fellow Educators, Last year, the district announced a new Curriculum Equity Initiative to provide educators with an optional digital curriculum that will diminish the amount […]

Encouraging the Future
SCHOOLS | June 30, 2020
Encouraging the Future

CPS student turned CPS educator, Alicia Ortiz, has been fortunate to return to her Greene Elementary to teach alongside her 3rd grade teacher.

Meet Allie
STUDENTS | June 19, 2020
Meet Allie

Since fourth grade, Whitney Young graduate, Allie Swain, has known exactly the steps she needed to take to grow as a student and achieve her goals.

Meet Olivia and Tiffany
STUDENTS | June 18, 2020
Meet Olivia and Tiffany

Graduates Olivia and Tiffany found activities that reflected their diverse interests and fostered their passions at Von Steuben High School.

Students

Ava’s Big Finish
STUDENTS | July 1, 2020
Ava’s Big Finish

While many adults might not know what terraforming means, recent Prescott Elementary graduate Ava M. spent much of eighth grade learning all about it.

Syncopated Success
STUDENTS | June 27, 2020
Syncopated Success

New to Chicago, senior Lola decided to dive into the history of jazz to learn more about Chicago and the impact jazz had on the music world.

Heart and Soul
STUDENTS | June 24, 2020
Heart and Soul

Rising 7th grader Avery discovered the magic of the popular show Soul Train leading her to uncover how the trailblazing show broke barriers.

Words of Empowerment
STUDENTS | June 23, 2020
Words of Empowerment

When writing a letter to her state representative advocating for gender equality, student Britney Q. wasn’t only thinking about her own needs.

Meet Allie
STUDENTS | June 19, 2020
Meet Allie

Since fourth grade, Whitney Young graduate, Allie Swain, has known exactly the steps she needed to take to grow as a student and achieve her goals.

Meet Olivia and Tiffany
STUDENTS | June 18, 2020
Meet Olivia and Tiffany

Graduates Olivia and Tiffany found activities that reflected their diverse interests and fostered their passions at Von Steuben High School.

Meet Jada
STUDENTS | June 17, 2020
Meet Jada

Graduate Jada Miles, will take valuable skills for success she learned at Austin College and Career Academy when she heads to college next year.

Meet Rysa and Fama
STUDENTS | June 16, 2020
Meet Rysa and Fama

Two Uplift HS graduates headed to college next year are determined to create positive change for the communities that inspired them.

Meet Caleb
STUDENTS | June 15, 2020
Meet Caleb

Caleb is a natural at forging a path of success for himself. His time at Whitney Young prepared him to keep excelling as he heads to Yale next year.

Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam
STUDENTS | June 13, 2020
Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam

Three Crane Medical Prep Seniors Eager to Pursue STEM Careers Mariam Pedro remembers sitting by herself and reading a book on her first day of high […]

Meet Kayla and Maia
STUDENTS | June 11, 2020
Meet Kayla and Maia

Kayla and Maia fostered their leadership skills at Brooks HS, preparing them for bright futures in college.

Meet Tri
STUDENTS | June 10, 2020
Meet Tri

Social justice advocate and future CPS alumni, Tri Ho, built a community and left a lasting impression on Taft HS and the city of Chicago.

Schools

Encouraging the Future
SCHOOLS | June 30, 2020
Encouraging the Future

CPS student turned CPS educator, Alicia Ortiz, has been fortunate to return to her Greene Elementary to teach alongside her 3rd grade teacher.

Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam
SCHOOLS | June 13, 2020
Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam

Three Crane Medical Prep Seniors Eager to Pursue STEM Careers Mariam Pedro remembers sitting by herself and reading a book on her first day of high […]

Meet Kayla and Maia
SCHOOLS | June 11, 2020
Meet Kayla and Maia

Kayla and Maia fostered their leadership skills at Brooks HS, preparing them for bright futures in college.

Meet Tri
SCHOOLS | June 10, 2020
Meet Tri

Social justice advocate and future CPS alumni, Tri Ho, built a community and left a lasting impression on Taft HS and the city of Chicago.

Meet Efrain and Jocelyn
SCHOOLS | June 9, 2020
Meet Efrain and Jocelyn

School activities and classes at Prosser HS sparked Jocelyn and Efrain’s interest leading them to the paths they’ll pursue as college freshmen.

Celebrating the CPS Class of 2020 #BetterMakeRoomChicago 
SCHOOLS | June 7, 2020
Celebrating the CPS Class of 2020 #BetterMakeRoomChicago 

To the Class of 2020, we know you’ll make us proud. 

May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo
SCHOOLS | June 1, 2020
May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo

Dear CPS Families, Today, I’m writing to you as a mother of a black boy who is worried for him, and the millions of other black […]

Putting Others First
SCHOOLS | May 28, 2020
Putting Others First

How CPS Students Across the City are Serving their Community While Learning from Home Growing up, Kenwood Academy sophomore Kamren C. was inspired by the emphasis […]

Resources for Families | Recursos para familias
SCHOOLS | May 28, 2020
Resources for Families | Recursos para familias

While the way we work and learn has evolved over the past two months, our commitment to supporting families remains unchanged. Below, you’ll find resources related […]

Planning for Success
SCHOOLS | May 21, 2020
Planning for Success

“I’ve always said that I have the mind of a scientist but the soul of a counselor.” 

Someone You Can Turn To
SCHOOLS | May 19, 2020
Someone You Can Turn To

When she became an educator over 20 years ago, Ms. Chantal Muzzall knew she was going to make a difference in her students’ lives.

Alcott’s Author
SCHOOLS | May 16, 2020
Alcott’s Author

Inspired to educate her peers, eighth-grade student Riya, wrote a book about students on a remote learning quest to learn more about coronavirus.

District

May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo
DISTRICT | June 1, 2020
May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo

Dear CPS Families, Today, I’m writing to you as a mother of a black boy who is worried for him, and the millions of other black […]

Snapshots of Brilliance
DISTRICT | May 30, 2020
Snapshots of Brilliance

The Unique Way CPS is Highlighting More Than 750 Student Artists Charlie V., a senior at Disney II Magnet High School, is one of the more […]

Kicking Off CPS Census Week! #BeCounted
DISTRICT | May 26, 2020
Kicking Off CPS Census Week! #BeCounted

Our students can only receive the federal funding they deserve when every CPS family is fully accounted for in the census.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020
DISTRICT | May 1, 2020
Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

This school year, every single teacher in our district was asked to support our students in ways they never had done before. Not only have they […]

Stepping Up to Serve
DISTRICT | April 22, 2020
Stepping Up to Serve

As a security officer in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood, Adan Garcia’s role revolves around supporting the safety of 1,100 students.

Food is Love
DISTRICT | April 21, 2020
Food is Love

Yolanda Beasley, dining manager at Marquette, estimates that her food service team has a combined total of nearly 200 years of experience.

A Sprinkling of Humor
DISTRICT | April 16, 2020
A Sprinkling of Humor

Chicagoans are coming together over viral memes and using their creativity as a way to stay connected while apart.

Highlighting Health and Wellness: Ways to Stay Actively Learning While at Home
DISTRICT | April 15, 2020
Highlighting Health and Wellness: Ways to Stay Actively Learning While at Home

With living rooms becoming classrooms and bedrooms becoming playgrounds, there’s plenty of ways to stay an active learner at home.

Learning Together at Home
DISTRICT | April 13, 2020
Learning Together at Home

CEO Dr. Janice Jackson and CEdO LaTanya McDade on launching CPS’ remote learning plans.

Cracking the Code
DISTRICT | March 3, 2020
Cracking the Code

CPS’ computer science graduation requirement gives every student the opportunity to learn an exciting new skill for the 21st century and beyond.

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 | Avanzamos cuando ayudamos a los demás
DISTRICT | February 20, 2020
Rising by Lifting Others | Avanzamos cuando ayudamos a los demás

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

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.