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Chavez Elementary raises the bar

With support from parents, school faculty and community partnerships, Chavez students are achieving high levels of academic success and the news is making many proud. A little over 26 percent of Chávez eighth grade students were notified of their acceptance into various selective enrollment high schools across Chicago in early March. The selective enrollment high […]

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Local principals receive CPS award for school’s academic growth

On Aug. 22, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett recognized 134 principals from across the school district for their work in boosting academic growth among students during the 2012-2013 academic school year. Among the honorees were three principals from the Back of the Yards community; Paul Schissler from Lara Academy, Barton Dassinger from […]

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Rebranding Back of the Yards

New marketing plan is geared to change the negative perception of the neighborhood and attract investment The historic Stockyards, the spires of Holy Cross Parish or the annual Back of the Yards Fiesta. What image best conveys the enthralling essence of our community? It might be difficult to choose one theme to represent a community, […]