Tag: chicago public schools

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters
Last week the Chicago Public Schools approved 7 new charter schools. Most of the charters approved are in neighborhood that have adequate schools and in some cases such as in Chatham high performing schools. The Concepts Charter School – Horizon Science Academy to be located at 8522 S Lafayette has ties to several  religious organizations... Read more »

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham
Today, the Chicago Public Schools approved an application for Concept Schools, a charter school management company to open up a charter high school at 85th Lafayette. This application comes in light of the fact that 10 years ago taxpayers footed the $35 million bill for Simeon Vocational High School which will be less than a... Read more »

Kennedy King College: Four Strikes and You Are Out

Kennedy King College: Four Strikes and You Are Out
I wrote about my displeasure with Kennedy King College in a previous post. After the post the City Colleges of Chicago dispatched one of their “Community Liasons” to seek me out and convince me that Kennedy King College(KKC) was moving in a positive direction. At that time they had recently hired a new president., Mrs.... Read more »
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Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students
August 19, 2013 Garrett Popcorn Shops unveiled the newest mural to adorn their 87th street store. The mural was created by students from Simeon Career Academy and Kenwood Academy participating in After School Matters under the direction of artist Rahmaan Statik. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and executives from Garrett’s Popcorn were on hand for the unveiling.     Additional pictures at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151801850419551.1073741836.79909419550&type=1&l=eb101d58a8 Garrett Popcorn... Read more »

Dedication of Officer Michael Bailey Playlot at Tanner Elementary

Dedication of Officer Michael Bailey Playlot at Tanner Elementary
On Monday, June 17, 2013 the faculty,staff and students of Tanner Elementary, Chicago Police Department, 100 club, Fraternal Order of Police participated in the dedication of a new playlot at Tanner Elementary. The playlot was named in honor of Officer Michael Bailey. Officer Bailey lived across the street from the school w.hich is located in... Read more »

The 6th Ward Issues Spring Newsletter

The 6th Ward Issues Spring Newsletter
Roderick T. Sawyer, Alderman of the 6th ward has issued his spring newsletter. Wanna know what’s going on in the 6th ward read below. 6th Ward Newsletter Spring 2013 by Worlee Glover
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Revamping our Educational System by Cultivating Innovators Presentation

Revamping our Educational System by Cultivating Innovators Presentation
Role Model Movement Presents:  Revamping our Educational System by Cultivating Innovators Presentation Tuesday, March 26th  6pm Whitney Young Library 7901 S. King Dr.  LOCAL VOICES BEING HEARD! Speakers:  Jahmal Cole founder Role Model Movement Marwan Fateen author/poet (The Black Magazine) Ay-Sha Butler president R.A.G.E. John Green M-TAS Community Organization Role Model Movement is a non-profit organization that mobilizes role... Read more »

The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy

The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy
Last Tuesday October 30, 2012, the progressive caucus of the City of Chicago Council met at South Shore High School (1955 E. 75th Street). The caucus held the last of 3 community budget hearing meetings. The meetings were held because Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen not to hold community hearings on the budget and the... Read more »

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled
  Basketball fans know the names Marcus Liberty, Nick Anderson, Derrick Rose and the 2012-13 consensus #1 high school basketball player Jabari Parker. Marcus Liberty, from Chicago King was the #1 player in the country in 1987 and the rest attended Simeon High School. Chicago basketball fans know all those names and one more Ben Wilson. Ben... Read more »
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CPS Strike: Who is Right

CPS Strike: Who is Right
As the strike hits the fourth day and it appears that cooler heads have prevailed. A question remains who is right? Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer issued this statement earlier this week Alderman Roderick Sawyer Statement on CPS Teacher Strike