On February 2, at Kenwood Academy High School’s library, Kimberly Harding announced the launch of a new parent fundraising organization, Friends of Kenwood (FOK), along with a plan for an army of committees under the organization. Harding is the president of the board of the nonprofit group, which aims to “ensure the future of Kenwood [Academic Center] & [High School] as the premier education Academic Center and Academy in Chicago and the world.”
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CPS students headed to college are most likely to attend a school facing budget cuts
“These records are vital to our work, and their destruction would pose a great challenge to our ability to investigate these cases.” Robert Olmstead
Creswell claims that arguments about utilization have been walked back in favor of rhetoric around “saving” students from poor schools, in order to validate closings that weren’t as economical as they promised to be.
Betty Skorusa has a lot to worry about. As the director of Montessori Foundations of Chicago, a McKinley Park daycare center, Skorusa depends on payments from the Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP), which subsidizes childcare for low-income families and parents enrolled in school statewide. But on January 29, Skorusa and thousands of other childcare providers across the state received a letter from the Illinois Department of Human Services announcing that, due to a $300 million shortfall in funding for CCAP, providers that serve children on financial assistance will experience payment delays until the end of the fiscal year in June. Continue reading
La Casa Student Housing stands at the corner of 18th Street and Paulina, a six-story building that seems even taller next to the short tiendas and houses nearby. Here, at the edge of Pilsen’s zócalo, across from the old St. Vitus’ Catholic Church, this building supports a carefully formed community. Continue reading
Diane Ellis, the band director at Dixon Elementary School in Chatham, spends most of her weekdays teaching students in both general music classes and afterschool band programs.
One morning, a Chicago student entered school and walked through the metal detector. This time, the beeper went off.
Two years ago, Joy Clendenning, a Hyde Park mother of three CPS students, was walking her kids home after school when one of them broke down in tears. Continue reading