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Dyett High School

These Chicago Protesters Have Been Starving Themselves For 34 Days

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.20.2015 | Black Voices

For the past month, the same eight Chicago protesters have spent their days in front of Walter H. Dyett High School, a once-bustling but now vacant in...

Opportunity and Hope in America's Public Schools

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.18.2016 | Education
Bruce Lesley

Today's children are our nation's next generation of leaders. If we care about them, their future, and our nation's future, we must listen to their pleas and demand action and equity for all of our nation's public schools and students.

#FightForDyett: What Would You Sacrifice for a Fully Supported, Fully Public School?

Daniel Katz | Posted 09.16.2016 | Education
Daniel Katz

That in the city of Chicago in 2015 there are people who have been on hunger strike for nearly a month to simply have what their peers in the suburbs never even question -- an excellent, fully public school -- is heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time.

School Protesters Force Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Shut Down Budget Meeting

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

A group of protesters caused Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to shut down a budget meeting on Wednesday evening after he refused to answer their questions ...

Protesters On Hunger Strike For 17 Days Ask Education Department To Help

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Two Chicago protesters who have been fasting for 17 days over the future of a local high school traveled to Washington D.C. this week to take their fi...

The Dyett Hunger Strikers and Julius Rosenwald

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.02.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Rosenwald was a corporate magnate at Sears Roebuck in Chicago. But his greatest contribution to American life was as a philanthropist. Rosenwald seeded the development of more than 5,300 schools in rural African-American communities throughout the South.

Hungry for Equitable and Quality Schools

Cristina Pacione-Zayas | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
Cristina Pacione-Zayas

Known as the "Dyett 12," hunger strikers are sacrificing meals and endangering their bodies to call attention to the neglect and disinvestment of neighborhood schools with a particular focus on Walter H. Dyett High School.

Explaining a Hunger Strike to My 3 Year Old: Dyett High School- Hunger Strikes

Dave Stieber | Posted 08.20.2016 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Yesterday my son and I took juice to the 12 parents and community members who are performing a hunger strike. They are protesting Chicago Public Schools' decision to close one of the last public schools in their neighborhood.

Chicago Mom: Rahm Emanuel Ignoring Low Income, Minority Families

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices

Chicago mom Jeanette Taylor-Ramann is fed up with the indecision over the now-closed Dyett High School, and she's calling out the leaders behind it. S...

Why This Chicago High School Has Only 12 Students Left

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Classes began districtwide at Chicago's public schools on Tuesday, and the scene at most of the city's hundreds of schools was one of excitement as gr...

Community Rallies Around School CPS Aims To Phase Out

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

By Stephanie Simon and James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - By just about any definition, Walter H. Dyett High School has fail...