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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.

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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.

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.

Students

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.

Students Learn to Code with ‘Dance Party’
STUDENTS | January 28, 2019
Students Learn to Code with ‘Dance Party’

Students at Bowen High School kicked off Computer Science Education Week by participating in The Hour of Code.

Meet this CPS National Figure Roller Skating Champ
STUDENTS | January 10, 2019
Meet this CPS National Figure Roller Skating Champ

Butler College Prep junior, and his partner Samantha, competed in the National Figure Roller Skating Competition, where they placed first.

Seniors First in District to Graduate Early with Associate Degree
STUDENTS | December 10, 2018
Seniors First in District to Graduate Early with Associate Degree

Goode Academy seniors, Devin Thomas and Cheyenne Henry, will graduate early with their associate degree.

Senior Collects 300 Turkeys, and Counting, For Community
STUDENTS | November 9, 2018
Senior Collects 300 Turkeys, and Counting, For Community

Senior, Isabella Garcia, will host her third annual turkey giveaway.

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

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

Westinghouse Student, Paschen Scholar Talks Love for Math
STUDENTS | September 12, 2018
Westinghouse Student, Paschen Scholar Talks Love for Math

We sat down with the future engineer to discuss her biggest influencers and her hopes and dreams for women in STEM.

First Generation College Student, Lands Scholarship, Talks IB
STUDENTS | August 21, 2018
First Generation College Student, Lands Scholarship, Talks IB

Morgan Park grad, Christian Bradford, says his IB Programme experience prepared him for college.

Schools

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.

Fulbright Winner Hopes to Inspire More Teachers to Travel
SCHOOLS | January 10, 2019
Fulbright Winner Hopes to Inspire More Teachers to Travel

Fulbright winner and North Lawndale College Prep teacher, Nathan Ramin, spent time abroad in New Zealand.

Fulbright Winner Recaps Africa Excursion
SCHOOLS | December 10, 2018
Fulbright Winner Recaps Africa Excursion

South Shore teacher, Scenecia Curtis, discussed her 14 years of teaching, her time in Africa, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation.

Jones College Prep Counselor Named ‘School Counselor of the Year’
SCHOOLS | November 27, 2018
Jones College Prep Counselor Named ‘School Counselor of the Year’

Brian Coleman was one of six finalists, nationwide, who were nominated.

Meet Louie, Southside Occupational Academy’s Therapy Dog [VIDEO]
SCHOOLS | October 31, 2018
Meet Louie, Southside Occupational Academy’s Therapy Dog [VIDEO]

The school’s mini-goldendoodle teaches students independence and creates a calming effect for students with behavioral disorders.

Curie High School offers New Classes for Students
SCHOOLS | October 24, 2018
Curie High School offers New Classes for Students

New this year is an intro to engineering design class and a personal and professionals skills class.

Dawes Elementary Students Embrace Kindness for Challenge
SCHOOLS | October 19, 2018
Dawes Elementary Students Embrace Kindness for Challenge

Dawes Elementary students and teachers discuss the difference being kind made inside and outside of the classroom.

District

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.

Safe Haven Sites Open to Students During Spring Break
DISTRICT | April 12, 2019
Safe Haven Sites Open to Students During Spring Break

Safe haven sites are open to students during spring break.

Success Starts Here
DISTRICT | March 27, 2019
Success Starts Here

Our new five-year vision focuses on equity.

Schools Receive New 2019-2020 School Year Budgets
DISTRICT | March 25, 2019
Schools Receive New 2019-2020 School Year Budgets

Schools will receive more than $55 million in additional funding for the 2019-20 school year to support the largest academic program expansion.

Largest One-Time Academic Program Expansion in CPS History
DISTRICT | March 19, 2019
Largest One-Time Academic Program Expansion in CPS History

At Chicago Public Schools (CPS), our collective goal is to provide every student in every neighborhood with a rigorous, well-rounded education that prepares them for success […]

African American History Month: Educators Share their ‘Why’
DISTRICT | February 22, 2019
African American History Month: Educators Share their ‘Why’

They were ask what inspired them to pursue education and what impact they hope to have on students.

Celebrating Our Educators: Valentine’s Day Appreciation Toolkit
DISTRICT | February 13, 2019
Celebrating Our Educators: Valentine’s Day Appreciation Toolkit

Join us in celebrating our educators on Valentine’s Day!

What’s Your Vision for Chicago Public Schools?
DISTRICT | January 23, 2019
What’s Your Vision for Chicago Public Schools?

As an educator, I am proud of our gains, and I am clear on the dedication, hard work, and focus required to achieve them.

Students Earn More Capstone Diplomas than any Other District
DISTRICT | January 9, 2019
Students Earn More Capstone Diplomas than any Other District

We are expanding the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone program to six additional high schools in the 2019-2020 school year.

What’s So Great About Aspen?
DISTRICT | December 6, 2018
What’s So Great About Aspen?

It’s our new mobile-friendly, integrated Student Information System launching this spring.

Englewood Gets First Early College STEM School
DISTRICT | November 6, 2018
Englewood Gets First Early College STEM School

Englewood STEM High School will open for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.