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It’s time for legislators to do their job

It’s time for legislators to do their job

March 15, 2017

Chance the Rapper is not a hero. He’s a man who saw a need and did what he could. Earlier this mon...

School’s in: The Chicago Teachers Union strike

School’s in: The Chicago Teachers Union strike

October 11, 2016

The teachers may be out, but the schools are staying on schedule for Chicago Public Schools. Thoug...

Back to School 2014: Inequality Continues

Back to School 2014: Inequality Continues

September 9, 2014

  More than a year removed from the closing of 50 schools, Chicago Public School (CPS) students...

CPS School Closings

CPS School Closings

April 24, 2013

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will hold 22 meetings to let parents’ makes their decisions to keep their neighborhood schools open. Ac...

Poor graduation rates focus of public inquiry

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer

September 28, 2006

Filed under News

Members of the Coalition for Latino Success at NEIU hosted a public inquiry on Sept.12 in Alumni Hall to address the low college graduation rates of students who attended Chicago Public Schools (CPS). State Senator Miguel del Valle, himself a graduate from NEIU, and State Representative Cynthia Soto presided over the meeting. The...