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The top 25 boys basketball teams in Illinois

Jan 25, 2011 • by Wyideopen Video Productions • Wyideopen Sports
Here are the new Sun-Times rankings Simeon still #1 and ranked Nationally. Crete-Monee moved up from 22 to 15. More

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Manchester High School principal earns Ph.D. from Michigan State

Dec 15, 2014 • Heritage Newspapers
From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Mowrer taught English and coached JV boys' basketball in one of Chicago's largest high schools, Farragut Career Academy, located on the South Side. He taught English for two years at Manchester High School and has served as its ... More

Arne Duncan not taking sides on CPS' seeking delay on PARCC test

Nov 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday he's staying out of a tussle between the Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools over whether CPS students will take a new Common Core-aligned standardized test this spring ... More

World's Largest Youth Empowerment Event - We Day - Comes to Illinois

Oct 14, 2014 • PR Newswire (press release)
CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Free The Children in conjunction with Allstate announced its expansion into Illinois beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. ... To celebrate the launch today, We Day Illinois Co-Chair and Allstate Chief ... More

Enlace helps Little Village students achieve college dreams

Nov 14, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
Brian Cruz was only 12 when he came to Chicago's Little Village neighborhood from Mexico four years ago. He knew practically no English, but through hard work gained near-native fluency. Now he's a junior at World Language High School and it's time to ... More

Parents tell state superintendent to stop PARCC test

Nov 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
“School boards and superintendents around Illinois have been asking you for help for months and have been ignored,” Katten said at the state's last of five budget hearings for the public to weigh in on ISBE's proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year. More

How to make Chicago schools safe

Jul 4, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
Jean Klasovsky is a history teacher and social-emotional learning coordinator at Farragut Career Academy High School, a Chicago public school. The Illinois Writing Project is the Sun-Times partner for the Summer School teacher essay series. The essays ... More

'We Day' announces 2015 Chicago debut

Oct 15, 2014 • Loyola Phoenix
In what looked like a social advocacy protest, 700 students from 16 schools across Chicagoland gathered at the West Side Farragut Career Academy on Oct. 14, dancing and holding up handmade posters urging people to “be the change.” The assembly ... More

Marquette Bank awards scholarships to 54 graduating seniors

Jun 15, 2014 • The Gate News
Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, continued its 48-year tradition of awarding $2,500 scholarships to 54 graduating seniors from neighborhood high schools in Chicago and the southwest suburbs. A total of $135,000 was awarded to local ... More

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