The writers are students in Hancock High School's newspaper class. Located on the Southwest Side, Hancock is a promising neighborhood CPS school that earned a $6 million federal School Transformation Grant because of its significant progress.

Approximately 1,000 students attend and 25 students are in the class that produces this blog.

Our purpose--to present responsible and engaging commentaries by young people for all Chicagoans. And to challenge every negative stereotype that people have of CPS students at neighborhood high schools.

We invite you to read and tell us whatchoo got to say.

Email us at hancocknewspaper@gmail.com or visit our Web site at www.hancockhs.org