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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
DISTRICT | February 20, 2020
Rising by Lifting Others

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

Keeping the Doors Open
DISTRICT | February 19, 2020
Keeping the Doors Open

Even though his role has expanded over the years, Les always returns to the foundations of his job: working with parents one-on-one to solve problems.

Facing Forward | Mirando hacia adelante
DISTRICT | February 18, 2020
Facing Forward | Mirando hacia adelante

When Cristina Carreto reflects on her career with CPS, she often thinks about Martita, a Pilsen parent she met back when she was just starting out.

Celebrating Our Counselors: National School Counseling Week 2020
DISTRICT | February 5, 2020
Celebrating Our Counselors: National School Counseling Week 2020

February 3 begins National School Counseling Week. A celebration of school counselors for the hard work they do every day.

The Commitment of a Lifetime | El compromiso de toda una vida
DISTRICT | January 30, 2020
The Commitment of a Lifetime | El compromiso de toda una vida

Dr. Karen Saffold has championed academic growth throughout CPS for over thirty years.

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 […]