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Prep Hoops Showcases Elite Chicago Basketball

Chicago’s high school baskeball players among the top in the nation High school basketball enthusiasts across the nation have their eyes on Chicago this winter as prep poops in the city gets underway. Though high school basketball was almost canceled a few months ago due to the teachers’ strike, the season is on. Jabari Parker […]

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New Attendance Boundaries for the Back of the Yards High School

Boundaries for the new Back of the Yards International Baccalaureate High School were established during the Chicago Board of Education meeting yesterday. The school, set to open July 1, 2013 as a wall-to-wall IB school, will accept students residing within a specific attendance area surrounding the six CPS feeder schools in Back of the Yards. […]

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Community to Name New Back of the Yards High School

The new Back of the Yards high school is one step closer to receiving its name. Members of the Back of the Yards Quality of Life Education Committee met on Nov. 26 to narrow down a list of eight possible names to three. Submitted by members of the community, the eight names varied from basic–like […]

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After School Matters Now Accepting Applications from Chicago High School Students

Thousands of program opportunities in the arts, communications, sports, science and technology available to teens across the city After School Matters is now accepting applications for its spring programs, most of which begin early February. Programs in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology will be offered at 52 Chicago Public Schools high schools, and […]

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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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Homegrown Talent

With the IHSA State Basketball Playoffs underway, local high school players’ talents look promising It’s mid March and the Madness is in full swing. But it’s not only college basketball teams that are participating in the madness, locally, the Boy’s High School Basketball playoffs have begun. Varsity basketball teams from across the state of Illinois […]

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Preparing for High School: Local Elementaries Prepare Seventh Graders for the High School Application Process

As students anxiously wait for acceptance letters into their top high schools, local elementary schools are already preparing seventh graders for next fall. “I have been working to ensure that our students get as much access to the high school options that are available in the city,” said Barton Dassinger, principal at Cesar E. Chavez […]

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CPS Releases Details on Longer School Day

Chicago Public Schools released specifics on next year’s 7.5 hour school day for both elementary and high schools in the city on Thursday Jan. 12, including an announcement stating that 10 days will be added to the current school year. According to the release, the 7.5 hour day and 180 day year will bring CPS […]

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Chicago Public Schools to Extend High School Days by 36 Minutes

Chicago Public School officials announced on Thursday, Dec. 22 the school day in Chicago Public High Schools will extend by 36 minutes at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Under the extended school day guidelines, high school students would receive an additional 46 minutes of direct instruction, eliminating the current 14-minute homeroom, and providing […]

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Preparing for College with New Futuro

Latino high school students and their parents filled the UIC Forum on Saturday Nov. 12, for what is being called the largest one-day college-prep fair in the Midwest. Held by New Futuro, a company that is committed to helping Latino students attend college, participants learned how to prepare, apply and pay for college while avoiding […]