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Nine Questions with a Hancock College Prep Freshman
STUDENTS | September 16, 2021
Nine Questions with a Hancock College Prep Freshman

Alejo is thoroughly enjoying his freshman year, especially exploring Hancock’s new state-of-the-art building.

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Personal Reflection #2 from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres
DISTRICT | September 14, 2021
Personal Reflection #2 from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres

Throughout his school visits, Dr. Torres has been impressed by the patience of our students and the hard work of schools to maintain safety protocols.

Finding Where I Belong and Helping My Peers do the Same
STUDENTS | September 14, 2021
Finding Where I Belong and Helping My Peers do the Same

Leslie is proud that she was able to help other students take advantage of the opportunity to continue their education. 

Air Force Academy High School Freshman Reflects on New Beginning
STUDENTS | September 9, 2021
Air Force Academy High School Freshman Reflects on New Beginning

AJ is quickly learning that succeeding academically in high school will require an extra level of effort.

Learning about Relationship Building from a School Culture Coordinator
SCHOOLS | September 7, 2021
Learning about Relationship Building from a School Culture Coordinator

Mr. Calderon always finds himself coming back to connecting his work with the importance of community.

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Students

Nine Questions with a Hancock College Prep Freshman
STUDENTS | September 16, 2021
Nine Questions with a Hancock College Prep Freshman

Alejo is thoroughly enjoying his freshman year, especially exploring Hancock’s new state-of-the-art building.

Finding Where I Belong and Helping My Peers do the Same
STUDENTS | September 14, 2021
Finding Where I Belong and Helping My Peers do the Same

Leslie is proud that she was able to help other students take advantage of the opportunity to continue their education. 

Air Force Academy High School Freshman Reflects on New Beginning
STUDENTS | September 9, 2021
Air Force Academy High School Freshman Reflects on New Beginning

AJ is quickly learning that succeeding academically in high school will require an extra level of effort.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alfredo B.
STUDENTS | August 26, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alfredo B.

Alfredo’s goal for the upcoming year is to make his school a better place for everyone.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Jessica V.
STUDENTS | August 20, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Jessica V.

Jessica joined the fellowship to make a difference for students with similar experiences as her.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Ibrahim F.
STUDENTS | August 17, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Ibrahim F.

Ibrahim believes that schools can transform their culture by harnessing the power of clubs and other extracurricular activities.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro R. and Claudia A.
STUDENTS | August 12, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro R. and Claudia A.

Alejandro and Claudia are both students at George Washington High School who share a passion for social justice and uplifting their peers.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Summer F.
STUDENTS | August 6, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Summer F.

Summer’s interests lie at the intersection of math, social justice, and entertainment.

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. 

Schools

Learning about Relationship Building from a School Culture Coordinator
SCHOOLS | September 7, 2021
Learning about Relationship Building from a School Culture Coordinator

Mr. Calderon always finds himself coming back to connecting his work with the importance of community.

Encouraging Positive Behavior and Student Growth at Bateman Elementary
SCHOOLS | September 2, 2021
Encouraging Positive Behavior and Student Growth at Bateman Elementary

Mr. Fernández wants to reboot community at his school this year through kindness and inclusivity.

Creating a Culture at Deneen School Of Excellence that Reignites Learning
SCHOOLS | August 31, 2021
Creating a Culture at Deneen School Of Excellence that Reignites Learning

Strong leadership and a set of core values have helped Deneen maintain high levels of academic success. 

Helping Students Thrive at Metcalfe Community Academy
SCHOOLS | August 28, 2021
Helping Students Thrive at Metcalfe Community Academy

Mr. Clay aims to have every student adopt a champion mentality.

Seeing the Impact of Empowering Students through Mentorship
SCHOOLS | August 24, 2021
Seeing the Impact of Empowering Students through Mentorship

Principal Nieves believes in the importance of creating spaces that amplify student voices and empower the community.

Instructional Support Leader Draws from Own Experiences as a CPS Student
SCHOOLS | August 23, 2021
Instructional Support Leader Draws from Own Experiences as a CPS Student

Mr. Borges describes this role as working directly with teachers and administrators as an expert in math and science curriculum and instruction.

Building Support Systems that Recognize Students’ Humanity
SCHOOLS | August 18, 2021
Building Support Systems that Recognize Students’ Humanity

Principal Fields believes keeping lines of communication open with students helps them exceed their own expectations for what they can accomplish.

Disrupting the Status Quo through Social Justice
SCHOOLS | August 16, 2021
Disrupting the Status Quo through Social Justice

Dr. San-Roman is focused on establishing her school as a community hub and addressing opportunity gaps for Black and Latinx males.

A Conversation with the Principal of ‘Refugee High’
SCHOOLS | August 13, 2021
A Conversation with the Principal of ‘Refugee High’

Principal Thomas makes decisions that view his school’s diversity as an asset rather than an obstacle.

Using SEL to Create More Student-Centered Learning Environments
SCHOOLS | August 10, 2021
Using SEL to Create More Student-Centered Learning Environments

Ms. Fisher believes prioritizing social-emotional learning leads to improved learning outcomes.

Creating a Strong Vision to Build Relationships with Students and Families
SCHOOLS | August 9, 2021
Creating a Strong Vision to Build Relationships with Students and Families

Principal Riskus believes his impact is magnified when he focuses on finding ways to strengthen his school community.

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

Principal Brown believes that fostering a school where great things happen starts with creating a sense of community.

District

Personal Reflection #2 from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres
DISTRICT | September 14, 2021
Personal Reflection #2 from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres

Throughout his school visits, Dr. Torres has been impressed by the patience of our students and the hard work of schools to maintain safety protocols.

A Look at the First Day of School in Photos
DISTRICT | August 30, 2021
A Look at the First Day of School in Photos

A new school year is officially here!

A Personal Reflection from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres
DISTRICT | August 11, 2021
A Personal Reflection from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres

In his first personal reflection as Interim CEO, Dr. Torres wants you to know that he sees you and shares your excitement for the first day of school.

Scenes from Our First Back-to-School Bash
DISTRICT | August 5, 2021
Scenes from Our First Back-to-School Bash

We have many more bashes planned throughout the month of August!

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.

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.