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Video: One year after hunger strike, Dyett High School opens  Chicago Reporter

Participants reflect on the impact of their 34-day hunger strike to save a neighborhood high school in Bronzeville.



Decision day: What happens when students don't get their first-choice Chicago high school  Chalkbeat Colorado

More than 26600 eighth-graders applied for admission to high schools via Chicago Public Schools' online GoCPS platform, and just over half were offered a ...



Dyett High School hunger strike ends  Chicago Tribune

A group of residents staging a hunger strike to pressure Chicago Public Schools into reopening the former Dyett High School on the city's Southeast Side have ...



Chicago Hunger Strike To Save Dyett High School Reaches Ninth Day, Goes Nationwide  International Business Times

The parent hunger strike at Walter H. Dyett High School in Chicago grew nationwide and stretched into its second week Tuesday. Across the country, hundreds ...



'Exodus' examines rise and fall of Chicago's black population  Chicago Reporter

A docu-series from WVON looks at the history and data behind Chicago's decades-long black population decline, and what the city's racial makeup may look like ...



Students from around the world volunteer on South Side during day of action  UChicago News

Hundreds of students from around the world gathered on the South Side of Chicago on Oct. 21 to put their commitments to *service* and volunteerism into practice ...



CPS enrollment by school for 2018-19: Look up your school  Chicago Tribune

Look up how enrollment at each Chicago public school has changed from 2017-18 to 2018-19.



Meet the Runoff Winners of 4 Open City Council Seats  WTTW News

Tuesday's runoff election brought to a close aldermanic battles in 15 wards across the city. In many of those wards, incumbent aldermen fought for their political ...



Big Brains podcast: Lessons from our country's largest school closing  UChicago News

Eve Ewing explains how race, history and 'institutional mourning' intersect in the largest mass public school closing in U.S. history.



Plan to close 4 Englewood high schools leaves students uncertain about their future  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools' plan to close four Englewood high schools leaves students concerned over where they'll study next, as a mounting Chicago Teachers ...



In historic runoff, a battle for Chicago's “progressive” future  Chicago Reporter

The election that advanced two black women to the runoff for Chicago mayor is certainly historic. And voters who backed Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle ...



School choice is a scam in segregated neighborhoods  Chicago Reporter

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems not to hear the fierce protests of parents, teachers and school officials over school closings and charter expansion in ...



Clinton Global Initiative University meeting comes to UChicago  UChicago News

The University of Chicago will host more than 1,000 students from across the country and around the world together with global leaders and policy experts for ...



2019 Chicago City Elections Voting Guide  The Chicago Maroon

Be an informed voter on February 26, courtesy of The Maroon.



South Side school closings and conversions raise questions of equity  Chicago Reporter

The massive reshuffling of black students in Englewood and South Loop wouldn't fly in a wealthier school district.



Developers Want to Destroy Chicago. We Won't Let Them.  Jacobin magazine

On April 10, 2019, half a dozen newly elected Chicago city council members took part in a direct action with dozens of protesters, blocking traffic on LaSalle ...



CPS Chief Sends Child to Private School  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Chicago Tonight has learned that the new head of the Chicago Public Schools, Forrest Claypool, sends his child to Francis W. Parker, an exclusive, private ...



Teachers Furious After Board Votes To Close, Overhaul Schools  CBS Local

Updated 02/23/12 – 3:55 p.m.. CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Teachers Union is slamming the School Board, after the board approved a plan to close seven ...



CPS announces employee cuts at city schools  The Beverly Review

More than 900 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees, including 356 teachers, will be laid off before the new school year as a statewide education-funding ...



How Bad Is Violence in Chicago? Depends on Your Race  The Atlantic

In America's most segregated city, some communities live with security, others in constant fear of violent crime.



Sales-Griffin, tech entrepreneur, is running for Chicago mayor  Crain's Chicago Business

Neal Sales-Griffin, a tech entrepreneur best known for starting one of the first boot camps for computer coding, wants Rahm Emanuel's job. The 30-year-old who ...



Race for Chicago city council. Candidate positions on key issues  Chicago Tribune

Below are responses to surveys conducted by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board as part of our endorsement process for the February 2019 races for Chicago ...



Chicago’s 20th Ward: Taylor, Johnson Poised For Runoff In Crowded South Side Ward Race  WBEZ

A community activist at the center of the Dyett High School hunger strike and a former school teacher-turned-activist appear headed for an aldermanic runoff ...



In Kenwood, black picket fences  Chicago Reporter

Black middle-class families are drawn to South Side neighborhoods like Kenwood, but the city's long history of segregation casts a shadow on their quality of life.



Howard Tullman to leave 1871 at year-end  Crain's Chicago Business

Howard Tullman is retiring at the end of the year as CEO of 1871, the tech incubator at the Merchandise Mart that's become the city's symbolic tech hub. Tullman ...



Phoenix 101: A Look at Chicago's Mayoral Race  Loyola Phoenix

Phoenix 101: A Look at Chicago's Mayoral Race Following Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision not to run for re-election in 2019, over a dozen candidates.



School Flooring Donated With Team Spirit  PR Web

Crawford Laboratories was happy to donated flooring materials to a local high school renovation project. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 06, 2011. As recently ...



Cutting benefits program for low-income families could cost CPS millions  Chicago Reporter

Just over a decade ago, Chicago Public Schools launched a small office to identify low-income families who qualified for public benefits but were not getting ...



The State of CPS • How Charter Schools are Undercutting Neighborhood Schools in Chicago  Jake Krzeczowski

Special Report • Part 4 of 5. This week, TheseDays' latest addition, Nicole Kreizel, dives into the current state of operations at Chicago Public Schools. CPS has ...



PROJECT GENTLEMEN TO GIVE 1000 FREE SUITS TO GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL MALE SENIORS  The Chicago Citizen

CHICAGO – More than 300 young men from 65 local-area high schools will be dressed to impress for their high school graduation courtesy of Project Gentlemen ...



Black Women's Expo Chicago Attracts Record Crowds, Readies for Atlanta and Dallas Event  The Chicago Citizen

More than 20 corporate sponsors and 300 small business exhibitors participated in the annual Black Women's Expo (BWe), which kicked off its three-city tour in ...



Ultimate internships: 15,000 high schoolers get job ops year-round  Detroit Free Press

The Chicago job program called After School Matters allows kids in the city to explore various career paths.



South Side Entrepreneur Cooks Way Out of Street Life at Chi-Raq Cuisines  Patch.com

Chicago, IL - "I made a point of coming back here, Maybe I reach out to the kids, let them know they don't have to be trapped in the community."



Washington Park long a site of change, controversy  Chicago Tribune

Washington Park, a possible site for the Obama presidential library, has seen its share of controversy over the years.



Part Eleven: A villa becomes a village — Drexel Boulevard, 47th to 51st streets  Hyde Park Herald

Editor's note: The series has completed a look at the development of the major intersections along Lake Park Avenue, and turned to stories of interest within the ...



ATN: September 2015  Gazette Chicago

By William S. Bike. AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF ARTS The 26th annual African Festival of the Arts by African International House will be held Friday through Monday ...



Phylicia Rashad, Ursula Burns And Bernard Tyson To Speak At The 2017 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit  The Chicago Citizen

The Women of Power Legacy Awards dinner honoring those who blazed trails and redefined the standard of success for women of color.



The Beachwood Reporter  The Beachwood Reporter

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Merge - Politics/Activism  Gapers Block

3052 entries. December 31, 2015. A Tale of Two Cities. In a NYTimes op-ed, Megan Stielstra juxtaposes tonight's Chi-Town Rising event, which was once free ...



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