Education | Photo Essay

Education Uninterrupted

Students, teachers, and parents celebrate saving National Teachers Academy in the South Loop

National Teacher's Academy principal Issac Castelaz, second from left, watches a promotional video for NTA.

Parents, teachers, administrators, and students at the National Teachers Academy (NTA) celebrated a court’s decision in December that halted a Chicago Public Schools proposal to convert the elementary school into a high school. After months of protest, community meetings, and court proceedings, there was an unmistakable air of rejoicing as the NTA community gathered in the school’s cafeteria to bask in their victory.