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AP classes, career education, and equity at Chicago's high schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Even as Chicago Public Schools has made some historic academic gains, the data show vast disparities in the kind of coursework available to students.



Lorenzo Crowell, Jr., long-time union trailblazer, succumbs to lengthy illness  The Chicago Cusader

One of northwest Indiana's stalwart union leaders has passed. Lorenzo Crowell, Jr. who for years fought for and represented health care workers in multiple ...



Julia E. Vrbanich | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

MUNSTER, IN - Julia E. Vrbanich, 98, of Munster, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. She is survived by her son David of Munster, grandchild, Jeff Alger of ...



Mayoral Candidates To Square Off Tuesday Night At Albany Park Mayoral Forum  Block Club Chicago

ALBANY PARK — Ten of the 14 candidates running for mayor are confirmed to appear at a Roosevelt High School forum in Albany Park Tuesday. The forum will ...



Chicago Public Schools Monitored Social Media for Signs of Violence, Gang Membership  ProPublica

School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools and increased ...



Alumni unite to address problems at Roosevelt  The Chicago Cusader

The Gary 411 As early as last November, portable heaters were being used in some of Roosevelt's classrooms, David Bullock told a gathering of his fellow ...



Chicago Public Schools monitored children's social media for signs of violence and gang membership  Business Insider

School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools.



These Students Are Doing PD With Their Teachers. Their Feedback Is Candid  Education Week

Des Moines, Iowa. Nearly all the teachers at Des Moines' Theodore Roosevelt High School—about six dozen—were grouped around tables in the school's ...



Community gathers to say ‘no more’ to gun violence  WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — Leland Ramirez is a junior at Roosevelt High School who loves to play sports. His family is thankful he's alive, but they say life will never be the ...



Roosevelt High School students walk out to protest cuts  Chicago Sun-Times

Fed up with budget cuts that recently forced the layoffs of several teachers and staff, about 200 students walked out of their classes at Roosevelt High School on ...



$32M awarded to schools across CPS in 'largest-ever' academic program expansion  Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday announced receiving a total of $32 million for new high-quality programs at 32 schools across the city, including ...



High school students suspended for giving black classmate a tampon with the N-word written on it  Yahoo Lifestyle

Hundreds of students at an elite high school in New York City unified after two teens gave their black classmate a tampon scrawled with, “N***** don't have rights ...



Chicago releases school ratings: Fewer make the top tiers  Chalkbeat Colorado

The most sought-after ranking for a Chicago school is a Level-1 plus. Chicago has 13 fewer of them this year compared with the year before, according to new ...



Long Island school collage calls nooses 'back to school necklaces'  WABC-TV

Authorities are investigating after a disturbing display was found inside a classroom on Long Island.



Joravsky's classic ‘A Simple Game’ is the greatest story you will ever read about high school basketball  Chicago Reader

A season with the 1991-'92 Roosevelt High School Rough Riders.



A rich past, but a bleak future  The Chicago Cusader

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader For nearly a century, it stood on West 25th Avenue producing a distinguished crop of prominent alumni who built powerful ...



Chicago Mayoral Candidates Square Off at Community Forums  WTTW News

With the election three weeks away, it's crunch time for Chicago mayoral candidates to get their messages across.



CPS lets West Side residents sound off on school needs; more events planned  Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Public Schools has launched a community engagement effort to find solutions to problems schools face. It will hold meetings across the city.



Marshall Is Now Roosevelt Middle School: How Will That Work?  DNAinfo

Marshall Middle School is relocating to Roosevelt High School to create a 7th-12th grade experience.



Students form coalition in Albany Park - News  Illinois State University News

The North River Education Committee identifies student voice as one of their five core initiatives. While the committee continually highlights and supports youth ...



Maryland and Texas Teachers Take Concerns About School Funding to Their State Capitols  Education Week

Thousands of educators and parents clad in red marched through the Maryland state capital after school hours last week.



Reunions: East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968 | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



A Student Advises His Teachers on How to Improve  Education Week

Zion Freeman saw positive changes in his history class after a conversation with his teacher on how to make the lessons more engaging and collaborative.



JEAN CARTER DAVIS  Mercer Island Reporter

December 9,1917 – January 3, 2019. Jean Carter Davis will be well remembered by friends and family as a talented, curious, adventurous, and optimistic ...



Mayoral Candidates Take a Nuanced Stance on Chicago's Complex Issues  WTTW News

Five of the 14 candidates running for Chicago mayor participated in a forum Tuesday as the Feb. 26 election draws near. But getting simple answers to complex ...



Formerly homeless high school football player wins game after 2 years off the field  WLS-TV

The crowd roared on Friday night as 18-year-old Jamal Speaks and his teammates on Ballou High School's football team secured a win with seconds left in the ...



39th Ward alderman election: Casey Smagala's background, priorities and positions  Chicago Sun-Times

The Sun-Times Editorial Board sent the candidates running for 39th Ward alderman a list of questions to find out their views on a range of issues facing the city ...



Eleven Chicago mayoral candidates stress LGBTQ issues and positions  Medill Reports: Chicago

By Ariana Puzzo Medill Reports Eleven Chicago mayoral candidates stressed the importance of an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in city schools and the ...



Latino poet, actor Carlos Andres Gomez is challenging toxic masculinity  NBCNews.com

Poet and actor Carlos Andres Gomez challenges "toxic" masculinity; he recently partnered with AXE products, rapper KYLE and musician John Legend to ...



Gary Roosevelt supporters rail against possible closing: 'Our students are not failures'  Chicago Tribune

Students, parents and supporters of the Roosevelt College and Career Academy rallied Tuesday against the possible closing of the historic school.



Students introduced to 'farm-to-fork' practices at Legends Farm  Chicago Sun-Times

Five high school students and recent graduates with an interest in the culinary arts were recently introduced to farm-to-fork practices at Windy City Harvest's ...



HoopHall is Back  Sports360AZ

Story by Kennedy Wilkerson. If you are a high school hoops fan in Arizona, make north Scottsdale your weekend destination. The Naismith Memorial Basketball ...



Roosevelt Student entered school following incident  MyStateline.com

Police and teachers stand near the front steps of Roosevelt School Wednesday morning; after a student walked into the school with a gun shot wound.



Landmark Case on Student Free Speech Still Resonates 50 Years Later  Education Week

The Supreme Court's 1969 'Tinker' ruling in the case of students wearing black armbands remains a touchstone in the robust debate over the rights of free ...



Lake Zurich teacher honored for high level math courses  Chicago Daily Herald

Dan Ellis, an advanced math teacher at Lake Zurich High School, was named his district's educator of the year after teaching a very difficult courseload this year.



Mihalopoulos: Teacher gets tough civics lesson after bucking Rahm  Chicago Sun-Times

"My advocacy for Roosevelt High School got me fired," says Tim Meegan, a 40-year-old father of two boys, ages 11 and 5.



Man Shot In Head, Killed In Albany Park  Patch.com

Man Shot In Head, Killed In Albany Park - Lincoln Square, IL - A 19-year-old man was shot Thursday night, police said. He was a recent graduate from Roosevelt ...



Exonerated man sues city of Chicago, retired detective Reynaldo Guevara, other officials for alleged framing  WLS-TV

Robert Bouto who was exonerated after a wrongful conviction, filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago and retired Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara ...



Fresno teens suspended from Roosevelt High School after fight video goes viral on Facebook  WLS-TV

FRESNO, Calif. -- Three Fresno teenagers are now suspended from Roosevelt High School as video of a brutal beating goes viral on Facebook. Police say the ...



State senator calls for ouster of Gary schools emergency manager  Chicago Tribune

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson agreed with state Sen. Eddie Melton's comments, calling last year's selection of an emergency manager “a sham.”



How Chicago Students Are Fighting Disgusting School Lunches  Munchies_ Food by VICE

Claiming that their cafeteria offerings—provided by private contractor Aramark—are "disgusting" and "rotten," students in Chicago Public Schools have started a ...



High school students speak out before the midterms  Politico

DeVos meets with Future Farmers — Alaska: Surprise suspension rocks governor's race — Arizona: Sinema touts teacher backing — Parents of transgender ...



Gary homecoming: Janet and Randy Jackson visit childhood home, Roosevelt High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

"2300 Jackson Street. Always home. 2300 Jackson Street. Always home." - from "2300 Jackson Street" by The Jacksons.



The race to replace a Northwest Side dynasty  Chicago Sun-Times

For the first time in more than half a century Far Northwest Side voters won't see the name Laurino when they vote for their local alderman.



2017-18 budgets: Search for your CPS school  Chicago Tribune

Of the 642 school budgets released by Chicago Public Schools this week, 336 are getting more money and 306 are getting less compared with last year.



Obituary: Anna Bozena Jensen July 8, 1930 - December 18, 2018 (12/19/18)  Pilot Tribune

Anna “Ann” Bozena (Izrael) Jensen passed away peacefully at her home in Lakeside, on December 18, at the age of 88 years. Cause of death was kidney ...



Marla Gee | Lifestyles | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

Marla Gee. GARY, IN - Marla Gee, age 65, was born to the late Willie and Evelyn Gee on March 6, 1953 in Gary, IN. She was a proud Alumni of Theodore ...



How to watch and follow the 2019 Iowa high school state wrestling tournament  Des Moines Register

The 2019 state wrestling tournament is down to its final day. The action, which began with Wednesday's duals, finishes with the traditional tournament ...



Clarinetist and composer James Falzone blends improvisation with liturgical music in ‘The Already and the Not Yet’  Seattle Times

James Falzone, Wayne Horvitz and Abbey Blackwell perform in an April 6 concert called “The Already and the Not Yet: Solo and Trio Music” at the Chapel in the ...



Gary's own, MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to speak 11th annual Lakeshore Classic Luncheon  The Chicago Cusader

Gary Chamber's Lakeshore Classic Luncheon brings Hawkins to home plate When a homeboy makes good it's big news; a homeboy coming back to town is ...



Staunch CPS Critic Let Go From Teaching Post At Roosevelt H.S.  DNAinfo

ALBANY PARK — Among the hundreds of CPS teachers and staff members who received pink slips Friday was one of the district's most vocal critics, Roosevelt ...



Gary mayor calls late George Taliaferro, 1st African-American drafted by NFL team, 'a true Gary legend'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

George Taliaferro — the Roosevelt High School and Indiana University standout who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George ...



Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19  STLtoday.com

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...



Oregon High School getting new principal  SaukValley.com

OREGON – Oregon High School has a new principal. The Oregon Board of Education hired Heidi Deininger Monday night to replace current Principal Andrew ...



Race for Chicago city council. Candidate positions on key issues  Chicago Tribune

Below are responses to surveys conducted by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board as part of our endorsement process for the February 2019 races for Chicago ...



DeLuna, Mariah Michelle  Waco Tribune-Herald

Mariah Michelle DeLuna. Jan. 22, 1998 - Sept. 11, 2018. Mariah Michelle DeLuna "Birdy", 20, of Chicago, formerly of Warrenville, IL, San Antonio and Waco, TX, ...



After 79 years, Wirt alumni say school's legacy will be sense of community  Chicago Tribune

After nearly 80 years in Gary, the building now home to Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy will close its doors this month. For current ...



The Most Beautiful Public High School in Every State in America  Architectural Digest

For most students, summer has ended and schools across America are back in session (to the delight of some, to the chagrin of others). So what better time to ...



Rockford Art Museum to open Young Artist Show March 3  Northern Star Online

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 78th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, March ...



309 - CPS holds annual 'Queer Prom' - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

Windy City Times News Archive - CPS holds annual 'Queer Prom' On May 11, the Chicago Public Schools ( CPS ) held Candyland 2018, its seventh annual ...



HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program, EduHam, Will Come To Minneapolis  Broadway World

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway will continue in Minneapolis on ...



Chicago Public Schools Quietly Monitors Social Media For Student Gang Activity  WBEZ

In January 2017, after a social media analyst for the Chicago Public Schools reviewed the Facebook profile of a Roosevelt High School student and began to ...



Albany Park Neighbors Help Pay Funeral Costs In Possible Mistaken Identity Murder  Block Club Chicago

ALBANY PARK — Neighbors have stepped up to help a family grieving the shooting death of their son last week, killed in a possible case of mistaken identity ...



Dierks Bentley to Host CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence Awards  Broadway World

The CMA Foundation, a national music education nonprofit and the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, will hold its fourth annual Music ...



CPS To Officially Close Marshall Middle School, Zero Students Enrolled  DNAinfo

ALBANY PARK — With Marshall Middle School's enrollment at zero, Chicago Public Schools plans to officially declare the school closed at the Board of ...



City Colleges to provide counselors to help CPS with new graduation requirement  Chicago Tribune

The City Colleges of Chicago will offer seven staff members to help Chicago high schools comply with a new requirement that students have a job lined up or get ...



Meet the High School Social Studies Teacher Taking On Chicago's Right-Wing Democrats  In These Times

Social studies teacher Tim Meegan, independent candidate for Chicago's city council, at a community meeting at the Centro Autónomo in Albany Park earlier ...



Robert Morris Incoming Freshmen Receive New ERA Scholarships  Chicago, IL Patch

RMU Illinois Awards New ERA Scholarships to... - Chicago, IL - Robert Morris University has established the New ERA Scholarship program to assist 300 ...



High School in the Spotlight: Roosevelt High  Broadway World

This week's High School in the Spolight mention goes to the Drama Department at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington! Read on to learn more about ...



Jury finds getaway driver guilty in 38-year-old Hammond cop killing  Chicago Tribune

A jury found James Hill guilty Friday evening on two counts in the 1980 shooting death of a Hammond police officer. Hill's five-day trial concluded nearly 38 ...



How one high school is closing the AP gap  Marketplace.org

If anyone knows the halls and classrooms of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, California, it's Adan Esperza. He's been the head custodian at ...



Chicago Teachers Union: CPS' proposed school closings would violate our contract  Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Teachers Union says the Chicago Public Schools' plans to close schools would violate CPS' contract with teachers.



Report: 69 percent of 2015 Steinmetz College Prep High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 92 percent of Steinmetz College Prep High School seniors graduated on time, 69 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had ...



Galloway named Gatorade Kentucky Track & Field Athlete of the Year  WPSD Local 6

CHICAGO (June 21, 2018) — In its 33rd year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Sophie Galloway of ...



Roosevelt has some gold and black pride | NWI Preps Football  nwitimes.com

GARY — The sunshine was bright on Monday afternoon as a cool breeze rustled the coloring leaves on the surrounding trees.



Announcing The 23rd Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition And Festival Winners  Broadway World

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 23rd ...



CPS Announces School Action Plan: Closures, Consolidations in Proposal  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

As Chicago Public Schools' five-year moratorium on school closures draws to an end, the district announced plans Friday for a new series of school closings, ...



As the Super Bowl approaches, is high school football dying a slow death?  The Guardian

Millions will watch the Rams and Patriots play this weekend. But participation in high-school football is falling, and fears over brain trauma could be to blame.



CPS to close three 'empty' schools, considers Ogden-Jenner merger  Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday three schools that already have been emptied out will be permanently closed at the end of the school.



Roosevelt owner asks for vandals to respect her property  Excelsior Springs Standard

Roosevelt High School holds countless memories for many in Excelsior Springs. Friday night football games, theatrical performances, graduations, track meets ...



Gary Roosevelt's future in state hands  Chicago Tribune

On Aug. 15, 2012, former state school chief Tony Bennett stood on the freshly patched concrete steps of Gary's iconic Roosevelt High School and declared the ...



Young Chicago Artists Named Rising Stars For Year Of Creative Youth  Broadway World

Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor 35 outstanding young artists selected for the city's 2018 ...



The small Colorado town with one working stoplight and three NFL players  The Denver Post

The small town of Eaton, Colorado, may be known for its baseball team, but right now three of its former residents are on NFL rosters.



Ben Joravsky  Chicago Reader

I moved to Chicago in 1981 and have been writing about local politics ever since. I started freelancing for the Reader in the early 1980s and became a full-time ...



Iowa Eight wrestling: Here are Iowa’s best prep wrestlers for the 2018-19 season  Des Moines Register

The eight best high school wrestling talents in Iowa for the 2018-19 season.



Staffing Your Homework-Help Center  American Libraries

In this excerpt from Creating and Managing the Full-*Service* Homework Center (ALA Editions, 2018), Cindy Mediavilla explains how to pair the right staff ...



Lucy (Debreto) Poupard  Mesabi Daily News

Lucy (Debreto) Poupard, 96, of Virginia passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. She was born on February 13, 1922 in Biwabik to ...



Chicago high school students plan to boycott cafeteria’s ‘gross, unhealthy’ food  WGN-TV

CHICAGO – Students at a Northwest Side high school say they will boycott their cafeteria's lunches if the quality of the food doesn't improve. A website launched ...



Chicago Teachers Weighing Options Before Vote on 1-Day Walkout  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

As the Chicago Teachers Union continues debate over a possible one-day strike in response to furloughs and cuts from Chicago Public Schools, some ...



School Walkout: Photos From Across the Nation  The New York Times

Students protested gun violence across the country on Wednesday in the wake of a recent school shooting in South Florida. Here are some compelling photos ...



Thousands of Chicago Teachers Go on Strike for Better Public School Funding  TIME

Thousands of Chicago teachers went on strike Friday to put pressure on the government to address insufficient public school funding.



Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC  The Times of Northwest Indiana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.



Attorneys make opening arguments in 1980 Hammond cop killing trial  Chicago Tribune

Attorneys made opening arguments Tuesday James Hill's murder trial in the death of Lawrence Pucalik.



National Pig Day: Just a bunch of photos of pigs  DesMoinesRegister.com

Zach Wigle of Solon, kisses Eggs, a baby pig at the Swine Cuddles booth in West Bend during RAGBRAI on Monday, July 24, 2017. The booth is a fund raising ...



Intensity, camaraderie and Rose Bowls: How 1959 and 1960 UW teams put Huskies on the map  The Seattle Times

Through brutally challenging practices and selflessness, these two teams created a strong bond and lifted the UW football program to national prominence, ...



2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...



City backing after-school program to teach bicycle mechanics to teens  Chicago Tribune

An after-school program that teaches bicycle mechanics to neighborhood teens on the North and West sides has been given a boost by Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...



George Taliaferro, first African-American player drafted in NFL, dies at 91  Chicago Sun-Times

George Taliaferro, whom the Bears made the first African-American draft pick in NFL history 69 years ago, died Monday at 91. The Bears picked Taliaferro, ...



SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...



Golden Apple Principal Heidi Houy turns Roosevelt into 'a shining light' in Rockford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Roosevelt Community Education Center is an alternative high school program. A second-chance school, as Principal Heidi Houy describes it.



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