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Tilden Slated for Turnaround: How Many Transitions Can a School Handle?

Tilden Career Academy, located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, has been among the 10 schools flagged to become a “turnaround” school next year. Without having a clear understanding of what will happen to the school, the students and parents worry that new changes are only going to perpetuate the existing high teacher turnover rate […]

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Stacy Koumbis Brings Resources to Local Communities

When Stacy Koumbis first arrived to Tilden Career Community Academy High School three years ago, she said she “didn’t understand the community.” As she sits in her office, talking to a current student and giving her advice about friendships, it is clear that is no longer the case. Koumbis, who studied sculpture and printmaking at […]

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New High School? Cuanto Tiempo Mas?

How much longer does Back of the Yards have to wait to give its own students a new high school? That answer is not not clear even though school and city officials have agreed to make the community’s hope a reality. A Long-Term Need Father Bruce Wellems, a priest from Holy Cross Immaculate Heart of […]