Schools

Part One: This is Why I Teach
SCHOOLS | September 3, 2020
Part One: This is Why I Teach

Follow Ms. Petrizzo, Mr. Spangler, and Ms. Griffin throughout the year to learn how they connect with and inspire their students. 

High School Educators Focus on Flexibility, Relevant Instruction for the Fall
SCHOOLS | September 1, 2020
High School Educators Focus on Flexibility, Relevant Instruction for the Fall

Building relationships with students, focusing on social-emotional learning, and helping students develop intrinsic motivation are also top of mind.

Parent Engagement a Key Piece of Camras Elementary’s Collaborative Culture
SCHOOLS | July 30, 2020
Parent Engagement a Key Piece of Camras Elementary’s Collaborative Culture

Principal Clariza Dominicci says a single question guides her thinking at Marvin Camras Elementary: how do we lead our community to prosper?

Equity-Centered Approach Leads to Remarkable Academic Growth at Till Elementary
SCHOOLS | July 28, 2020
Equity-Centered Approach Leads to Remarkable Academic Growth at Till Elementary

When leading a school, Till Elementary Principal Terea Peoples believes you need to approach every opportunity or decision with equity in mind. 

Dynamic Leadership Team Helps Ruiz Elementary Flourish
SCHOOLS | July 16, 2020
Dynamic Leadership Team Helps Ruiz Elementary Flourish

Principal Elitzer and AP Allen use a student-centered, trauma-informed approach to leadership that prioritizes student voice and community engagement.

Paying it Forward
SCHOOLS | July 14, 2020
Paying it Forward

Legacy Crew members collaborate to educate their peers about a specific topic by organizing fundraisers, giving presentations, and creating a mural.

A Winning Work Ethic
SCHOOLS | July 8, 2020
A Winning Work Ethic

Even as Jackie became a more independent student, she never lost sight of the importance of asking for help. 

One Big Happy Family
SCHOOLS | July 7, 2020
One Big Happy Family

On top of strong academic performance, Brianna will always be remembered at McAuliffe for her maturity.

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.