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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 […]

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Area residents oppose AUSL turnaround of elementary school

About 60 parents and students from Dvorak Elementary, carrying colorful handmade signs opposing a proposal to “turnaround” their school, added a boost of energy to a protest outside the March 26 Board of Education meeting. Dvorak, 3615 W. 16th, is one of three schools CPS is recommending be handed over to the Academy of Urban […]

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UIC and Juarez Academy to host college workshop

The University of Illinois at Chicago and Benito Juarez Community Academy will host a bilingual financial aid and admissions workshop for families and students. The event is free and open to the public. WHEN: Feb. 19 6 – 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Benito Juarez Community Academy 1450-1510 W. Cermak Road DETAILS: UIC, in partnership with Benito […]

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CPS to open seven new charter schools over the next two years

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education approved proposals for seven charter schools to open across the city over the next two years on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Five charters will open during the 2014-2015 school year, and the remaining two will open in the 2015-2016 school year. CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in a […]

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Do we need more charter schools?

Parents and students packed the assembly room at Shields Middle School demanding more resources for neighborhood schools Community residents met Tuesday to highlight CPS plans to expand charter schools just months after closing 50 neighborhood schools and cutting school budgets drastically. “We can’t allow CPS to continue to take money from our neighborhood schools,” said […]

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Start the New Year applying for scholarships

High School Seniors and College Students- If you are looking for scholarships and grants to fund your college education, be sure to check out these scholarships with deadlines between Jan. 10 and April 16, 2014. Get your applications, transcripts, essays and letters of recommendation done early to submit your application first and beat out the […]

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Open registration for spring semester at St. Augustine College

Classes start January 27, 2014 Open registration for the Spring Semester (classes start January 27, 2014) is taking place at St. Augustine College. Everyone interested in pursuing success through education is invited to visit or call one of St. Augustine’s four locations in Chicago: 1345 W. Argyle, 3255 W. Armitage, 2610 W. 25th Place and […]

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Local students learn about science and physics through hip-hop (PHOTOS)

  Students from Lara, Little Village and STEM Magnet Academies had the chance to learn about physics today through hip-hop performances and interactive activities during the FMA Live! Forces in Motion show. This award-winning, hip-hop physics education program inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science. This year the program’s focus is […]

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Daley College students graduate from the sustainable urban horticulture program

Students in the Sustainable Urban Horticulture Program, a continuing education program through Richard J. Daley College, have been planting, harvesting and tending to gardens on Chicago’s South Side.  In just nine months, the 2013 graduating class helped produce 75,000 pounds of produce, learning both in greenhouse and outdoor growing practices. Through a partnership with Windy […]

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Data reveals Latino college enrollment surge

Recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate Latino college enrollment reveal an overall decline of graduate and among 18 to 24 year-olds has surpassed white undergraduate college enrollment in fall 2012 by nearly half a million, while Latino enrollment grew by the same number (nearly half a million) between fall 2011 and fall […]