Archive for April 2019

Chicago Public Schools and city leaders break ground for new Hancock College Prep building

Chicago Public Schools and city leaders break ground for new Hancock College Prep building
On Saturday, Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Marty Quinn, Representative Michael Madigan, and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson joined the Hancock College Prep community to break ground for the new Hancock College Prep building on 64th and Long, a few blocks east of Central Avenue on the city’s Southwest side. Hancock Principal Devon Herrick was the... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools students evaluate Lori Lightfoot's mayoral victory speech

How can my Chicago Public Schools writing students and I not talk about Lori Lightfoot’s victory speech on Tuesday?  Plus, this study fit nicely with our current focus on speeches.  With the SAT happening next week, an analysis essay proved to be some good confidence-building test prep.  We wanted to take a look at how effectively... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools students interview University of Chicago Crime Lab researcher about crime prevention

As part of our Podcast Club at Hancock College Prep,  students dedicated time to exploring the impact of gun violence in our city.  For this segment, three Chicago Public Schools students interviewed Anthony Berglund, a senior research manager with the UChicago Crime Lab. In this interview, he discusses two strategies his organization and the Chicago Police... Read more »
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