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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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ACA enrollment challenges: Marketplace registration slow amid rough website rollout

Rolling out the new health care law across the nation and in the state hasn’t been easy. Aside from the overwhelming marketplace selection process, the system set in place has had many issues. For many customers looking to get the best coverage, healthcare.gov has been nothing but headaches. Many complained the website has been too […]

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CPS Officials Announce New Back of the Yards High School Principal

Developments for the new Back of the Yards high school were announced Thursday, Oct. 25, including the introduction of its principal and the students’ selection process. In a forum open to the Back of the Yards community, Chicago Public School (CPS) officials spoke with neighborhood residents at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academy, opening a dialogue for […]

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Transfer Battle: CPS Red Tape Ties Up Incoming Freshmen

Since the beginning of the new academic year, Richards High School principal, Mary Dolan, and neighborhood parents have struggled over the fate of incoming 9th graders who were accepted to other area schools. Parents whose children were ready to start in other high schools but who were also enrolled in the Richards’ roster said their […]