Recap — Perceptions vs. Reality: What to Consider When Choosing a CPS High School

“It’s not always the schools with the highest test scores that have the best teaching.” That was one of several takeaways that elicited a round of applause at a forum held at Wells Community Academy High School on March 29.  About a hundred parents, principals, and community members gathered at the invitation of Generation All and Raise Your Hand to learn about the factors that families should consider when choosing a Chicago Public Schools high school. “Neighborhood high schools have seen…

High School Students — Join the Generation All Youth Council!

Youth Council 2017 Student Fact Sheet Thank you for your interest in participating in the Generation Youth Council.  We can’t do the work of revitalizing neighborhood public high schools without your input and expertise. Generation All was founded in 2013 by Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Teachers’ Union, and The Chicago Community Trust with a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. Our mission is to unite Chicagoans to revitalize the system of neighborhood public high schools so that…

Generation All Steering Committee Member Patrick Brosnan: “CPS strike averted—can we have our social workers and librarians back?”

Like the rest of Chicago’s parents and students, we are relieved that a strike has been averted through a tentative deal between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education. Students belong in the classroom, and this deal accomplishes that. However, many fundamental issues still persist in our schools and communities that this deal does not address. It’s no coincidence that in late September, Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his new plan to combat the surge in violence in…

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