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Mayor Emanuel and Chancellor Hyman announce Chicago Star Scholarship for Chicago Public High School students

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announced the Chicago Star Scholarship today that will help ensure more Chicago Public High School students are able to pursue the dream of college without accumulating burdensome debt. Through Chicago STAR Scholarship, City Colleges of Chicago will provide scholarships in the form of […]

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Q & A with local school counselors: What you should know about the high school application process

In our last issue, we started a conversation about the high school application process and what students in middle school need to keep in mind as they select the best school for them. We all know that in Chicago applying for high school is almost as challenging as applying for college. As more and more […]

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Demystifying the selective enrollment process

Middle school can be stressful for many young students who are starting to learn about the importance of responsibility, good grades and test scores. Aside from the stresses coming from school, many students are also learning how to cope with all the physical and emotional changes related to adolescence. It’s not a secret, 7th grade is one of the most important […]

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Back to school: A look inside two neighborhood high schools

As students across the city head back to school we thought it was time to check in with principals from two neighborhood high schools, Richards Career Academy and Tilden Career Community Academy to see what’s on the agenda for the new year. Richards Career Academy Located on the corner of 50th and Laflin Streets, Richards […]

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St. Joseph announces 2014 HOPE Scholarship recipients

The St. Joseph Parish community was proud to award the second annual HOPE Scholarship on Sunday, July 20. The 2014 HOPE Scholarship recipients were: Carolina Villa, Isael Garcia, Ulises Olivares, Celina Ornelas, Maria Elena Arvizo and Salvador Solis. Thanks to the generous contributions from Sagrario Moreno, the Leadership & Development Group fundraising initiatives and the […]

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Academic excellence program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club

For the past 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of Archer Road has been honoring outstanding eighth grade graduates from selected schools in the community. The honorees were presented their awards by an ARK member at their respective graduations and at Academic Excellence Awards ceremony at Mayfield Banquets on June 24, 2014. Also $500 scholarships were […]

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Building brains all summer long

Summer vacation has just begun. Long lazy days for children to chase the ice cream truck and play in the open fire hydrant, right? Not if they’re going hold on to what they learned during the school year. (Not to mention if there’s going to be water in the hydrant when your house is the […]

Local student creates awareness about hydrocephalus disorder

Message from a local student: My name is Ivon Montano and I am a senior at UIC College Prep High School. For my senior project, we had to make a positive multigenerational change in my community, which means to take action into doing something that will positively impact my community. Therefore, I decided to target […]

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An increase in applications raises questions about enrollment processes at Back of the Yards High School

*Updated for the web For Spanish scroll down (baja para leer el articulo en Español) It’s hard to miss the majestic new Back of the Yards High School towering along 47th Street. The high school has a beautiful facility with a pool, wide athletic fields, computer labs and a brand new library, aside from a […]

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School-based program equips Back of the Yards parents with new skills

More than 20 parents from Chavez Multicultural Academy graduated from an eight-week parenting program on Thursday, April 3. The cohort will join more than 5,000 other parents who have completed the program since its inception 17 years ago. During the program parents learned about child development, effective communication practices and anger management, skills aimed to […]