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Chicago High Schools

One Very Special Student

Cary Mele | Posted 10.05.2012 | Chicago
Cary Mele

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgEvery fall, as back-to-school time approaches, I can't help but get a bit nostalgic. This time the excitement is not for me, but for one very special student heading off to her first year of college.

The Fighter Comes to Chicago's Leo High School

Gordon Marino | Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago
Gordon Marino

In The Fighter, Christian Bale played the role of the charismatic but slightly daft brother and trainer of junior welterweight contender Micky Ward. Recently, Eklund visited Leo High School in Chicago.

Report: In Illinois, A 36 Percent Gap In Graduation Rates Between Black And White Males

Catalyst Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A report released today reveals a 36 percent gap in the high school graduation rates between black and white males in Illinois. In Chicago public scho...

'Helpful' Or 'Disaster'? Five High Schools To Start Year-Round Classes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Starting Monday, for the first time, five Chicago neighborhood high schools will begin "year-round" classes -- a move some hail and others predict cou...

Students Ask: Are Our Elections Fair?

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

'Our class is writing this to inform everyone about previous problems in the elections and to warn people to watch for similar troubles.'

High Schools Faltering: 70% Fail Reading Standards, Even More Fail Math

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Lutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago public high school students lost ground in Illinois' latest round of standardized tests. Last month, Mayor Richard Daley was on hand for the ...