School News

Chicago voters once again deprived of vote for elected school board...but is it over?

Date: 
10/09/2014
JArena

Following prescribed procedures, the Progressive Reform Caucus (PRC) attempted once again to get a vote for an elected school board as a referendum on the Feb. 24, 2015, ballots. But "political shenanigans," as 45th Ward Alderman John Arena put it, kept it off the ballot. But is it over?

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Golden Apple winner teaches in Ukrainian Village's St. Nicholas Cathedral School

Date: 
05/09/2014
SurpMelissa

Melissa Talaber Matwyshyn, Ukrainian Village resident and  teacher at St. Nicholas Cathedral School, 2200 W. Rice St., was surprised Thursday morning when a parade of people walked into in her classroom.

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Smoke Daddy welcomes future workers from LaSalle II Elementary School in East Village

Date: 
04/15/2014
Lessons

A group of nearly 60, eager 1st-grade students from LaSalle II Elementary School, 1148 N.

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Caution in playgrounds: Razor blades

Date: 
04/03/2014
RazorBlades

Razor blades are being found across the country duck-taped and glued to playground equipment.

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PSA video contest for high school and college students

Date: 
01/31/2014
ShootForTheSkies

Last call for submissions to the Illinois Partners for Clean Air Shoot for the Skies Public Service Announcement (PSA) Video Contest. Submissions are due in just six weeks, with the deadline being Fri., Mar. 14 at 5 p.m. 

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Chicago Public Schools will continue closures thru at least Tuesday

Date: 
01/27/2014
ClsdSchool

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that all schools will remain closed through Tues., Jan. 28, at least.

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Holidays made brighter for families by 14th Police District

Date: 
01/07/2014
SantaCommander

A family holiday party of about 75 people gave 16 families an opportunity to enjoy an evening during which they met Santa, as well as the 14th Police District Commander Francis Valadez, and received presents in the Armitage Baptist Church, 2451 N. Kedzie, just before Christmas. 

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New school year at St. Nicholas Cathedral School a buzz with change in the Ukrainian Village

Date: 
09/18/2013
DrKurland

There is always a buzz in the air when a new school year begins, but this year the air around Ukrainian Village's St. Nicholas Cathedral School, 2200 W. Rice St., is more like the fourth of July. The reason is Dr. Susan Kurland, the school's new principal.

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CPS announces new School Quality Rating Policy

Date: 
08/29/2013
Schoolhouse

The Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) new School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP), a five-tiered performance system based on school performance metrics that together provide multiple lines of evidence for measuring school quality, was approved by the  Chicago Board of Education on Wed., Aug. 28. 

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Intuit's Teacher Fellowship applications due date extended to August 17

Date: 
08/11/2013
Teachers

With a goal of bringing self-taught and outsider art to the classroom, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., offers 20 Chicago Public School teachers from 10 schools a series of five-week training sessions.

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East Village and East Humboldt Park have no neighborhood schools...Raise Your Hand Coalition makes statement about closings

Date: 
05/22/2013
Parent

UPDATE:
U.S. District Judge John Lee, on May 23, set 4-day hearing starting July 16 to determine whether Chicago school closings should be halted. 

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No school closings chant and demands for CPS Board answers by parents, teachers and Alderman Moreno

Date: 
05/22/2013
MorenoAtRally

"No school closings" was chanted between speakers outside the Alexander von Humboldt Elementary School and Ana Roque de Duprey Elementary School building, 2620 N. Hirsch, late Tuesday afternoon, May 21. Parents, teachers and 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno demanded that the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board respond to the community plan to save the two schools through merging them. 

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CPS school closing hearing officers oppose closing 14 schools: East Village and Humboldt Park schools NOT included

Date: 
05/08/2013
HueryPayne

Hearing officers oppose closing 14 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for reasons of safety and failure to show students would be going to a better school, according to the release of documents just before midnight Mon., May 6,

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CPS is searching for Safe Passage partners

Date: 
03/26/2013

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is searching for partners to expand the Safe Passage program for fall 2013. They have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). 

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Chicago Public Schools closing nearly 25% of Fulton Network elementary schools

Date: 
03/21/2013
BrydBennett

Chicago Public Schools announces closure of 54 elementary school programs, 11 co-locations and 2 turn-arounds effecting 30,000 students, which will close 61 buildings including nearly 25% of the Fulton Network. There is also the question whether the buildings being closed will end up as homes for new charter schools.

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Bucktown's Pulaski School Library receives gifts

Date: 
01/19/2013
BedardJensenMagness

The library in Pulaski International School of Chicago,. 2230 W. McLean Ave., is the recipient of three gifts according to Annie Magness, the school's librarian.

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East Village's LaSalle II school principal Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehy resigns

Date: 
01/08/2013
Principal

The Local School Council (LSC) of East Village's LaSalle II school learned Monday morning, Jan.7, in an emergency meeting that principal Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehy will be leaving

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Chicago Teachers Union said "yes" to contract but another fight is coming

Date: 
10/05/2012
KLewis

While students and teachers are back in the classrooms, the Chicago Board of Education will not vote on the teachers' contract until their October meeting. However, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) ratified the Board's contract on Oct. 4 with 79.1% approval.

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Check your holiday travel schedule: Chicago Public Schools announces calendar changes to recapture 7 lost days

Date: 
09/28/2012
Schoolhouse

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) schedule change announcement Friday has some parents scrambling to change travel plans.

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Junior and senior high school students have opportunity to experience elections as a judge!

Date: 
09/15/2012
StarStripes

High school juniors and seniors with a good academic standing may start election voting experience this fall through the Mikva Challenge. Applications must be in by Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.

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