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Women celebrate 74 years together on National Friendship Day

August 7, 2017 by KTRK-TV

KTRK-TVThere are group of ladies who met in high school and are now living in the same senior community. "Did you ever think 70 plus years later? Never, we ... These are the ladies of Nago Nagams, a club they created back in the 1940's when they were all at ...

Students from under-resourced schools learn the language of computers

June 3, 2017 by WGN-TV

WGN-TVOn the campus of Northeastern Illinois University, high school students are being given the tools to teach and to learn the first steps of language for computers. During the six-week, weekend course students from Roosevelt High School and other young ...

Chicago Teachers Weighing Options Before Vote on 1-Day Walkout

March 31, 2017 by Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Chicago Tonight | WTTWChicago Teachers Union members picketing outside Roosevelt High School during a one-day strike last April. The union is ... Unions in Illinois typically only need a simple majority vote in order to authorize a work stoppage. Under state law, though ...

Story of 'forgotten Hoosiers' one tailor-made for Hollywood treatment

February 28, 2017 by NBA.com

NBA.comAnd they are feeling no small sense of urgency to see to it that the legacy of the milestone game between Oscar Robertson's Crispus Attucks team from Indianapolis and Dick Barnett's Roosevelt High from Gary, Ind., is preserved. “We call it .... He runs ...

Roosevelt High Football Star Jeremiah Parker Killed In Carjacking

November 8, 2016 by DNAinfo

DNAinfoParker lived in the 700 block of North Homan Avenue in Humboldt Park and attended Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson Ave. in Albany Park, where he was a standout running back and linebacker on the football team. He dreamed of playing college ...

Roosevelt High football standout Jeremiah Parker killed during attempted carjacking in South Austin

November 8, 2016 by Homicide Watch Chicago

Homicide Watch ChicagoGermaine Padilla, football coach at Roosevelt during Parker's first three years, said, “I'm numb, just blown away by this. Jeremiah was a quiet, humble kid. He led by example. He made it a point to stay out of trouble. “He lived his life for athletics ...

Susan Saar Skeen, 1943-2016

October 8, 2016 by Tehachapi News

Tehachapi NewsDr. Susan Saar Skeen passed away on Sept. 17, 2016, at her home in Tehachapi after a long battle with cancer. She was 73. Dr. Skeen was born in St. Louis, Mo., on July 1, 1943, to August Saar and Eunice Gaebe Saar. She graduated from Roosevelt High ...

Mihalopoulos: Teacher gets tough civics lesson after bucking Rahm

August 16, 2016 by Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesWhile teaching social science at Roosevelt High School, Tim Meegan got deeply involved in civic life himself, running for alderman against one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's allies. His students led a boycott of the Roosevelt cafeteria's offerings from ...

Roosevelt High School, Marshall Middle School 'Discussing' Co-location: CPS

August 1, 2016 by DNAinfo

DNAinfoALBANY PARK — Roosevelt High School and Marshall Middle School are in the midst of "active discussions" regarding a possible co-location, according to Chicago Public Schools. "No decisions have been made at this time, and CPS will continue to support ...

Chicago Teachers Union says it still hasn't decided timing on strike

May 2, 2016 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneCPS is preparing for the possibility of a teachers strike before the end of the school year with a plan that includes canceling final exams, but allowing elementary and high school graduation ceremonies to proceed. Claypool said the school year would ...

Despite law, PARCC refusals not enough at some CPS schools

April 12, 2016 by Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesIllinois law makes it clear that every public school student in grades three through eight and certain high school classes must be offered a standardized test. Then children can take the test or refuse it. Parents cannot opt out students ahead of time ...

Striking for the city we deserve

April 6, 2016 by Socialist Worker Online

THE STREETS of Chicago were painted union red once again on April 1 as public school teachers, public-sector unionists, parents and students, and community members participated in a day of action to protest the austerity policies inflicted by Mayor ...

Chicago HS Students Boycott Cafeteria Food, Calling It Unhealthy

December 19, 2015 by NPR

This one was a few hundred at Roosevelt, several at Lincoln Park, Lake View, Brighton Park, North Grand. Other high schools joined in. It wasn't quite as concentrated as the ones they had in the past, but they were happy to see that their comrades, so ...

Roosevelt students call for citywide lunch boycott; PETA offers free meal

December 11, 2015 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneStudents at Albany Park's Theodore Roosevelt High School, fed up with the quality of school lunches, have called for a systemwide boycott of Chicago Public Schools lunch Dec. 17. The fliers come from the website, The School Lunch Project; Culinary ...

The Problem Is Gross School Lunch. These High Schoolers Are Fixing It.

December 10, 2015 by Huffington Post

Huffington Post“We want our school to be better,” Jacquez Conwell, a junior at Roosevelt High School participating in the student protest of the “crap” meals, told HuffPost. “It's not fair for us kids, us teenagers, to go through the day where we're not satisfied ...

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