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International Women's Day celebrated in Chicago  Fight Back! Newspaper

Chicago, IL - You know people are having fun at a political event when community activist Jeanette Taylor, a candidate for city council, gets the room...



2019 Chicago City Elections Voting Guide  The Chicago Maroon

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



After hunger strike, Dyett reopens as arts-focused neighborhood high school  Chicago Tribune

Open-enrollment school offers new, arts-focused curriculum and easy high school option for area students.



WATCH: Mom Captures Best Back-To-School Welcome In Chicago  CBS Chicago

CBS (Chicago) — New and returning students at Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts received an enthusiastic welcome from some unexpected guests on the ...



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.



Game preview: Chicago Dyett at Quincy Notre Dame  Herald-Whig

Chicago Dyett at QND When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: The Pit. Records: Dyett--1-0. QND--0-1. Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Extra points: Dyett returns three players ...



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 ...



12 students enrolled in final year at Dyett High School  WLS-TV

After years of declining enrollment, Dyett will close its doors for good this spring, CPS says. Most of the Class of 2015's seniors transferred to other schools, but ...



'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 ...



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 ...



10 notable Chicago projects designed by black architects  Curbed Chicago

As an architect and urban planner, Wendell Campbell believed that people don't buy homes, they buy communities. That philosophy showed up in Campbell's ...



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 ...



Ghosts in the Schoolyard  Psychology Today

Mental health clinics and schools in Chicago have both suffered cutbacks and closures in recent years. What does this do to the mental health of the ...



3 Englewood high schools slated to be closed in June instead will be phased out  Chicago Sun-Times

CPS leaders reverse decision to close all four neighborhood high schools in Englewood in June and will let current students at all but Robeson finish.



4 great changes I didn't see coming to CPS, and a farewell  ChicagoNow

Friends, now seems a fitting time to bring this blog to an end. I started Chicago Public Fools in 2012 in response to the mass school closure process, confessing ...



In Wake of Hunger Strike, Dyett's Principal Promises Tech That Goes Beyond PowerPoint  Chicagomag.com

A year after a month-long hunger strike prevented its closure, Bronzeville's Walter H. Dyett High School of the Arts will open this fall with a new focus and a new ...



Man killed by Chicago police had been shot in an attack days earlier in a South Side alley  Chicago Tribune

Maurice Granton was fatally shot Wednesday night after an "armed confrontation" with police officers in Bronzeville, officials said. He was grazed in an attack last ...



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 ...



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.



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.



New Dyett principal ready to move school forward - hpherald.com  Hyde Park Herald

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer. Beulah McLoyd will fill the position of principal of Dyett High School starting the 2016-2017 school year. McLoyd has been an ...



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 ...



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.



The Family That Builds Robots Together …  CBS Chicago

(CBS) — In the basement of Dyett High School they're coming together, with tiny robotics, wheels and lifts: kids and their parents. It's a real transformer, CBS 2's ...



Little-noticed pension perk for teachers widespread in Illinois  Chicago Tribune

A brief but significant phrase appears about halfway through the 106-page teachers union contract in northwest suburban School District 21: "The Board shall ...



When Chicago closed her kids' school, she decided to fight back  Chicago Reporter

Irene Robinson has had experiences that will sound familiar to many African-Americans in Chicago. Five years ago, when the city shuttered an unprecedented ...



CPS announces employee cuts at city schools | News  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The cash-strapped school district eliminated a unit that helped eligible families sign up for public benefits. Now it could lose millions of dollars in state poverty ...



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.



13 YEAR OLD CHATHAM TWINS SCORE BIG ON CPS SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT TEST  The Chicago Citizen

Alexis and Kayla Cain, 13- year old twin sisters who are residents of Chatham Village scored 898 and 896 out of a possible 900 on the CPS Selective ...



2 Investigators: Sick, Vacation Payouts Add Up For Former CPS Employees  CBS Local

CHICAGO (CBS) — A crackdown is under way to stop a very expensive — yet legal — perk that has been enjoyed by employees at some city agencies. CBS 2's ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The Detroit Free Press spent a year listening to Detroit's children, trying to understand their experiences — as many face violence, trauma and instability.



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."



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.



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 ...



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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