Students

Student Artist a Two-Time Champion
STUDENTS | May 12, 2016
Student Artist a Two-Time Champion

For nearly a decade, COUNTRY Financial has challenged CPS high school students to create a dynamic design for the reusable canvas bags handed out at Chicago’s […]

CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary
STUDENTS | May 10, 2016
CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary

When I visited Sherman School of Excellence, I was truly impressed by what I saw. A former turnaround school, this West Englewood campus is now rated […]

Learnstorm: Challenge Accepted
STUDENTS | May 5, 2016
Learnstorm: Challenge Accepted

Math anxiety? Not at CPS. Not when 66,000 students in 400 schools just conquered the LearnStorm Challenge. We celebrated this accomplishment today, with Mayor Emanuel congratulating […]

Celebrating Technology in the Classroom
STUDENTS | 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 […]

Students speak out against Big Tobacco!
STUDENTS | March 15, 2016
Students speak out against Big Tobacco!

CPS and the Chicago Department of Public Health are encouraging students to participate in Kick Butts Day – a national day of activism that empowers youth to […]

Great Cities Produce Great Schools
STUDENTS | March 15, 2016
Great Cities Produce Great Schools

CPS students are making huge gains in Math and Reading, and that progress has garnered national attention. Last week I traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate […]

CPS Praised for IB Success
STUDENTS | January 21, 2016
CPS Praised for IB Success

New data released by the International Baccalaureate shows that enrollment in IB programs is having a significant impact on the futures of CPS students. CPS is […]

Trend Alert: CPS Graduates Earn $950 Million in College Scholarships
STUDENTS | January 19, 2016
Trend Alert: CPS Graduates Earn $950 Million in College Scholarships

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of meeting with three CPS students who are well on their way to a bright future. All seniors at Juarez […]

ACT vs. SAT: What Parents Need to Know
STUDENTS | January 11, 2016
ACT vs. SAT: What Parents Need to Know

Parents…you may have heard that our state has decided to move from the ACT to the SAT as the college entrance exam for Illinois students. If […]

Understanding PARCC
STUDENTS | December 11, 2015
Understanding PARCC

Earlier today students received their 2015 PARCC assessment scores, which they’ll bring home to discuss with parents. Because this is a new test and scores will […]

Through the Lens of a Student Artist
STUDENTS | December 8, 2015
Through the Lens of a Student Artist

Over the past few days, a video created by CPS alumnus Shea Glover has been shared on social media over 88,000 times and has received nearly […]

Why I’m Thankful for CPS
STUDENTS | November 23, 2015
Why I’m Thankful for CPS

When I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with my family, one of the things I’ll be grateful for this year is the experience my son has […]