Posts tagged "education"

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 »

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities
This past Tuesday night I attended the Resident Association of Greater Englewood(R.A.G.E.) semi-monthly community meeting. At the meeting the topic of the formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force(HJR-55) came up for discussion. The author of this bill is State Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd). The formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force is... Read more »
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When Chatham Comes Together

When Chatham Comes Together
After the Chicago Redeye ran a story on Chatham last week, some of the community residents felt that the mainstream media wanted to focus on negative stories. So earlier today I received this letter On June 27, 2013 at approximately 6:00 p.m a rushing thunderstorm violently pushed its way through the city. The storm lasted about 10 minutes... Read more »

Jazz N the Grazz is Back at Chicago State University

Jazz N the Grazz is Back at Chicago State University
Chicago State University kicks off its free summer culture series that includes Movies in the Grazz and Wednesday night Jazz in the Grazz, which runs from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m., starting June 26 through Sept.11. Cozy up with a picnic meal under the starry skies as Chicago State University screens classic and contemporary African-American... 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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Money Smart Week Events in the Community

Money Smart Week Events in the Community
Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance... Read more »

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 »

Chicago State University: Dr. Wayne Watson is Still the President

Chicago State University: Dr. Wayne Watson is Still the President
The following statement was issued by Dr. Wayne Watson: TO THE CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY: “There have been some statements in the media regarding my position at Chicago State University that I wish to correct. Several days ago, I requested approval of an administrative sabbatical by the CSU Board of Trustees. During the proposed sabbatical,... Read more »
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The New York Times Talks About Chatham

The New York Times Talks About Chatham
Approximately nine months ago I received an email from Ben Carey, a Chicagoan who is a reporter for the New York Times. He stated he was doing a story and wanted to ask me questions about Chatham based on  one of my ChicagoNow blog post. We met and talked, but after several months I didn’t t think... Read more »