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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

Enlace opens door to college for immigrant teens

Nov 21, 2014 • Quad-Cities Online
Enlace Chicago Director of Community Schools Fanny Diego Alvarez talks with Brian Cruz, 16, during a creative writing workshop taught by Enlace Chicago workers at the Little Village Lawndale High School campus Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Chicago ... 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

Jackson: Late treatment causes man to die from Ebola

Oct 8, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died in Dallas Wednesday, a day after Jackson had been there to meet with Duncan's family and offer assistance, Jackson told students during an assembly at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago. “Because he got late treatment, ... More

Parents tell state superintendent to stop PARCC test

Nov 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
A parent group delivered about 3,700 signatures on petitions against a new standardized test to the Illinois State Board of Education Friday, pleading for a year's delay on the hours-long test they say isn't ready and calling for a testing opt-out bill ... More

Illinois to host We Day

Oct 20, 2014 • The Columbiachronicle
The We Day Illinois launch took place Oct. 14 at Farragut Career Academy High School, 2345 S. Christiana Ave. with hundreds of students in attendance to kick off the program. The event featured guest speakers Martin Luther King III, Nelson Mandela's ... 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

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

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