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After 15 Years Of Struggle, Roosevelt High School Snags High CPS Rating — And A $140K Grant  Block Club Chicago

ALBANY PARK — After 15 years on probation, Theodore Roosevelt High School is now within a stone's throw of Chicago Public School's highest rating.



Marsha Brenner, leader in the Chicago jewelry scene, dead at 80  Chicago Sun-Times

Ms. Brenner was executive director of the Apparel Industry Board; she formerly owned Just Jewelry, a line that was sold in major Chicago department stores.



In one Chicago neighborhood, three high schools offer dramatically different opportunities  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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



32 CPS schools to get $32 million for new STEM, fine arts and language programs  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools will invest $32 million for new programming in 32 city schools over six years, after about 100 schools fought for the funds in a ...



$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 ...



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.



Several NW Side schools to get funds for programs  Nadig Newspapers

by KEVIN GROSS. Several Northwest Side schools will receive funding for expansion of academic programs as part of a $32 million investment from Chicago ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Teen charged in shooting outside Roosevelt High School  Chicago Tribune

Charges have been filed against an 18-year-old man accused of shooting a 15-year-old in the leg during a robbery outside Roosevelt High School and then ...



A rich past, but a bleak future | The Crusader Newspaper Group  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 ...



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.



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Louis Auslander, dog show judge active with International Kennel Club of Chicago and construction company owne  Chicago Tribune

Louis Auslander was active with the International Kennel Club of Chicago and served as the judge for prestigious dog shows.



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 ...



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.



Man grieves daughter's death, grandchild being cut from womb in heinous crime  KCCI Des Moines

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was strangled in April and her unborn child was cut from her womb while living in Chicago.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Services held for Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16 at the Genesis Convention Center for Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin. Franklin, 81, died May 6 after a ...



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.



Lorenzo Crowell, Jr., long-time union trailblazer, succumbs to lengthy illness | The Crusader Newspaper Group  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 ...



City Club of Chicago: The First 100 Days – Priorities for Mayor Lightfoot  WGN Radio - Chicago

May 22, 2019 The First 100 Days: Priorities for Mayor Lightfoot - Laura Washington, Jen Sabella, Ben Joravsky Laura Washington Laura S. Washington is a ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Nugent in 39th Ward runoff, with Murphy in lead for second place  Nadig Newspapers

by KEVIN GROSS. Aldermanic candidate Samantha Nugent will advance to the April 2 runoff election in the 39th Ward, while Robert Murphy appears headed for ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lou Auslander dies; Westminster ‘Best in Show’ judge ran Chicago IKC dog show  Chicago Sun-Times

Lou Auslander made Chicago's IKC dog shows "a destination for people from this country and from other countries," said Dennis Sprung, AKC president.



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 ...



Barbara Josephine Knight | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

SIMI VALLEY, CA - Barbara (nee Koscielniak) passed away April 5, 2019 after a battle with cancer. She was born in East Chicago on February 1, 1941.



Sharon Regina Kras (nee McCormick) | Local Obituaries  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT, IN - Sharon Regina Kras (nee McCormick), 78, of Crown Point, returned home to our Heavenly Father's arms on June 10, 2019 after a valiant ...



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, ...



Indiana's first Black governor? | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

State Senator Eddie Melton announces exploratory committee By Erick Johnson State Senator Eddie Melton on Tuesday, June 4 announced that he is exploring ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Gary's own, MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to speak 11th annual Lakeshore Classic Luncheon | The Crusader Newspaper Group  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Report: 48 percent of 2016 Prosser Career Academy High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 91 percent of Prosser Career Academy High School seniors graduated on time, 48 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges ...



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 ...



Gary man offers no answers at sentencing for why he executed Gary couple  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT — A Gary man who committed the execution-style murders of a man and his fiance in 2016 before ordering a relative to clean the getaway ...



Bulldog Insider Open Mic: Josh Hokit  YourCentralValley.com

Scott Bemis goes one-on-one with the two-sport star (and reigning Big 12 wrestler of the week).



Mary A. Sfura | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

MUNSTER, IN - Mary A. Sfura, 72, of Munster, passed away on Monday June 10, 2019. She was born April 24, 1947 in Louisville, KY and moved to East ...



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 ...



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 ...



HAMILTON'S #EduHam Program Comes to Dallas  Broadway World

The innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway continues in Dallas on Thursday, May 2 when over 3200 students and teachers ...



School Safety Tops Young People's List of Election Concerns. But Will It Lead Them to Vote?  The 74

Baltimore The February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and subsequent student activism around school safety and gun control are fueling young people's ...



Janet V. Piccatto  Mendota Reporter

NAPERVILLE - Janet V. Piccatto, 99, a longtime resident of Mendota, passed away peacefully March 31, 2019 at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in ...



Chicago Public Schools closing and consolidation plan would affect thousands of students  Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools will ask Chicago Board of Education to approve school closings and consolidations, part of what Chief ...



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 ...



Bulldog hoops will play two conference games earlier than normal next season.  YourCentralValley.com

The Mountain West Conference announced its men's basketball schedule Thursday for the 2019-2020 season and it included a couple interesting twists.



Time to salute all of the incredible Black fathers in America | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

By Vernon A. Williams African American fathers are the cornerstone of our culture, the rock on which our strength is built and the moral compass of a confused, ...



NWI schools gave Brandford foundation for success | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — As a basketball standout at East Chicago Roosevelt High School, Napoleon Brandford III helped lead the Rough Riders team to the 1970 Indiana ...



Gene Macak | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

WHITING, IN - Gene Macak, age 64, of Whiting, left us on May 26, 2019 to reunite with his beloved parents Paul and Dorothy Macak in heaven. Gene is survived.



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 ...



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.



404 - 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 ...



Hutton: Danielle Green offers a profile in courage at Bowman assembly  Chicago Tribune

Former Notre Dame basketball player Danielle Green, who was awarded a Purple Heart following injuries in Iraq, spoke to Bowman students about adapting.



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.



Visual Timeline: The Making of a Classic California Company, Heath Ceramics  KCET

Heath Ceramics is a hallmark of mid-century modern design. See a visual timeline of the company's pivotal moments using many rare photos.



A Crusader Exclusive | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

By Erick Johnson By Erick Johnson Excitement was building. The time had come for the unveiling. Crowds had gathered to see what was under a ruby red cloth ...



Report: 93 percent of 2015 Corliss High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 97 percent of Corliss High School seniors graduated on time, 93 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



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 ...



Gregory M. Paz Jr. | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

DEMOTTE, IN - Gregory M. Paz Jr., age 69, of DeMotte, passed away tragically on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Bethesda, MD. Gregory was born in East Chicago, ...



Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Murdered pregnant teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez buried in Chicago area on Saturday  1310kfka.com

iStock/dragana991(CHICAGO) — As the family of a heavily pregnant teen who was killed for her unborn child laid the 19-year-old rest on Saturday, supporters ...



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.



In Emergency Move, DC Council Passes a Possible Reprieve for Chronically Absent Seniors — the Latest Response to the District's Graduation Scandal  The 74

Updated June 26 The D.C. Council passed an emergency measure this week that would allow some seniors with chronic absenteeism to graduate as the local ...



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 ...



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 ...



Author Shel Silverstein Had Deep Ties To Logan Square, Humboldt Park  DNAinfo

Shel Silverstein spent many nights drawing cartoons in his family's noisy Palmer Street apartment.



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.



Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters® | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its Spring 2018 program session. More than 400 programs in the arts, communications and ...



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, ...



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.



Ramadan Walk Ends in Murder For Albany Park Man  DNAinfo

ALBANY PARK — Sameer Barakat, his brother and their father had a weekly tradition of taking late night and early morning strolls, using the strolls as an ...



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 ...



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, ...



State wrestling: Meet the Happels, arguably Iowa’s most dominant wrestling family  Des Moines Register

LISBON, Ia. — When Lisbon wrestlers win individual state championships, they are memorialized on the walls here inside the practice room in the form of a ...



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 ...



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 ...



CPS announces employee cuts at city schools  The Beverly Review

More than 900 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees, including 356 teachers, will be laid off before the new school year as a statewide education-funding ...



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