Posts tagged "high 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 ┬áreligious organizations... Read more »

First Day of School: Not For Richard Milburn High School

First Day of School: Not For Richard Milburn High School
Yesterday marked the first day of school for Chicago Public School students on “Track E”, which is considered year round schooling. In Chatham, there are several schools on Track E, although none have air conditioning and there is no evidence that scores are increasing. Well there will be one less school in Chatham, when the... Read more »

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue
I have written several post about Ben “Benji” Wilson here on ChicagoNow.But I’m very happy to write this one. I was contacted by a writer who was working with the producers of a documentary on the life of Ben Wilson. The documentary was being created for ESPN films and they wanted more information on the... Read more »
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The New 6/8/9th Ward

The New 6/8/9th Ward
Well its over for now. The Black Caucus led by Alderman Howard Brookins finally bent down and kissed the ring and crowned the new king. Move over King Richard and make room for King Rahm. Only two African American Alderman had the guts to stand up and say NO. The rest gave in like cowards... Read more »

Candlelight Vigil for Ben Wilson

In 1984, Ben Wilson was the #1 high school Basketball player in the country and he and his fellow Simeon team members were considered the #1 basketball team in the country. To my community he represented more than basketball, he represented the hopes and dreams that every parent had for their children. They all wanted... Read more »

When Does the Madness Stop

When Does the Madness Stop
Yesterday I received an email that brought great news that was long overdue. A major media entity stated they were producing a documentary on a former Chatham resident Ben Wilson. In 1984, Ben Wilson was the #1 high school Basketball player in the country and he and his fellow Simeon team members were considered the... Read more »
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Become an Education Watchdog- BGA LSC Training

Become an Education Watchdog- BGA LSC Training
Thursday October 27,2011 6:30-8:30 pm St. Columbanus School Hall 7120 S. Calumet The event will provide people with a thorough understanding of Local School Councils (how they operate, how to become an LSC member, what the roles and responsibilities of the LSC are, etc.) and school budgeting (how to obtain a budget from your local... Read more »

What Chatham Residents Want

What Chatham Residents Want
Over the past several weeks Chatham residents told EZ Pawn No. They told Richard Milburn Alternative High School No. These actions have caused some to feel that saying NO is counterproductive to the growth of the community. When Lakeview, Beverly, or Rodgers Park say NO its Ok. Others say Chatham residents do not know what... Read more »

What to do This Weekend

What to do This Weekend
The 2011 100 Black Men of Chicago College Sponsorship Fair THIS SATURDAY October 15th 9am-3pm UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60612 Register on the link below! STUDENTS BRING YOUR ACT RESULTS, & TRANSCRIPTS. On site interviews! Dress for success! MEN SUITS AND TIES, WOMEN BUSINESS ATTIRE!! http://www.100bmc.org/StudentParentPage.htm Greater Chatham Alliance Community Organization... Read more »
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CAPCC To CPS- Richard Milburn Alternative High School Must Go!

CAPCC To CPS- Richard Milburn Alternative  High School Must Go!
This was the message that Keith Tate, President of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council (CAPCC) told Chicago Public School(CPS) representative Jennifer Vidis, Deputy Director of Alternative Schools. While the focus of the meeting was to be on EZ Pawn, who decided not to attend the meeting, Roderick Sawyer, Alderman of the 6th ward invited... Read more »