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BOYCP students put on their own rendition of Hamilton

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School auditorium (which doubles as one of the city’s public libraries) and found an open seat next to a smiling Abuelita and her grandson. Soon, flickering lights signaled the […]

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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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CPS Shifting to Per-Pupil Funding Model

Chicago Public Schools will change how it funds schools next year, announcing it will give principals the power to choose how to direct their resources. Next year, all CPS schools will receive a specific amount of funding per student. In the past, principals received per-position allocations from the Central Office based on a formula that […]