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Richards students reflect on the Hamilton musical

For some Chicago high school students, Wednesday, March 15 was not a typical day in the classroom. A long line snaked outside the Private Bank Theater downtown, where well-dressed students waited to be let inside the historic landmark.    With the support of a number funders including the Rockefeller Foundation, 20,000 Chicago high school students […]

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Report Sheds Light on Out-of-School Science Learning

As leaders push Chicago schools to focus more on STEM programs–science, technology, engineering and math–a new study finds that more than 88,000 students are exposed to these disciplines outside of school and more than half of them are girls. But Latino children, in particular, are left out of these programs. And few programs are offered […]