Schools

A “Breakthrough” Achievement for CPS Schools
SCHOOLS | May 6, 2016
A “Breakthrough” Achievement for CPS Schools

Thanks to the Breakthrough Schools Program from LEAP Innovations, 7 CPS schools now have nearly $2 million to invest in personalized learning. This journey began last […]

Celebrating Technology in the Classroom
SCHOOLS | April 29, 2016
Celebrating Technology in the Classroom

Web design, 3D printing, and Google Classroom. These were just a few of the innovations on display at this year’s Tech Talk Conference. This annual event […]

Honoring Chicago’s Best Educators
SCHOOLS | April 25, 2016
Honoring Chicago’s Best Educators

This month, four CPS educators received the surprise of a lifetime from the Golden Apple Foundation. Though given their reputations in the classroom, the visits should […]

CEdO Goes Back to School: Urban Prep
SCHOOLS | March 21, 2016
CEdO Goes Back to School: Urban Prep

I had the pleasure of visiting Urban Prep Academy Bronzeville recently – a CPS charter high school that is focused on bringing students together and pushing […]

Preparing Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow
SCHOOLS | February 23, 2016
Preparing Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Today, the Chicago Board of Education (CBOE) voted unanimously to approve four updated graduation requirements. Included in these are adjustments to Civics, Arts, and IB programs […]

From Chicago to Flint: A Principal’s Take on Children Helping Children
SCHOOLS | February 5, 2016
From Chicago to Flint: A Principal’s Take on Children Helping Children

I’ve been in education for a long time, but have never been as proud as I was this week, when I saw my students, their families, […]

CEdO Goes Back to School: Lavizzo
SCHOOLS | January 28, 2016
CEdO Goes Back to School: Lavizzo

I love when I get the chance to visit schools. It takes me back to my days as a teacher and principal, and gives me a […]

Remembering the Trip of a Lifetime
SCHOOLS | January 7, 2016
Remembering the Trip of a Lifetime

Kelly High School’s band brought in the New Year at the 2015 Sugar Bowl.

Words of Praise from the Nation’s Top Doctor
SCHOOLS | November 5, 2015
Words of Praise from the Nation’s Top Doctor

Earlier this month the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, had the opportunity to visit Lindblom Math & Science Academy. Dr. Murthy visited the school because […]

Raising School Quality in CPS
SCHOOLS | October 28, 2015
Raising School Quality in CPS

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Words of Thanks on Principal Appreciation Day
SCHOOLS | October 23, 2015
Words of Thanks on Principal Appreciation Day

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