Generation All’s Public Comments on the 2017-2018 Draft School Actions Guidelines

TO:                    CPS School Transitions FROM:              Generation All CC:                     Frank Clark Jaime Guzman Mark Furlong Mahalia Hines Arnie Rivera Gail Ward DATE:                October 20, 2017 SUBJECT:          Public comment on the 2017-2018 draft guidelines for school actions Generation All works to unite Chicagoans in revitalizing neighborhood public high schools so all students experience high quality learning opportunities both in and outside the classroom with the support of the wider community. In this vein, we are submitting feedback…

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We Are the 100’s Project Recap

As audience members settled into their seats in the auditorium at Harlan High School on Friday August 11th, noises and teenagers bounced around the room. Students darted up the stage’s steps and slid behind the curtains while set pieces were rolled across the stage. The short performance incorporated everything from straight acting and spoken word poetry, to singing, dancing, and rapping. The first act began with students waiting at a bus stop and ended with a violent shooting. Next, the set…

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Perception vs. Reality at Kelly High School

Since seventh grade, my teachers and family members stressed the importance of attending a selective enrollment high school. Therefore, they placed high importance on the 7th grade ISAT exam because high schools would examine and consider me based on these results. Thus, after exceeding the standards on the ISAT exam, I thought that I had guaranteed my spot in a selective enrollment school. However, I then realized that I still needed to take another exam to ensure my entry into…

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CPS High School Single Application FAQs

At our community forum on CPS’ new single application for high schools, we asked attendees to write down questions they have about the new application. These questions cover a broad range of topics and were asked by parents, teachers, counselors, and students.

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Recap — Community Forum on New CPS Single Application for High Schools

A significant number of hands rose into the air in response to this opening question at a community forum held at Benito Juarez Community Academy on July 20th. Over 100 parents, teachers, students, counselors, and community members turned out to the forum hosted by Generation All, Raise Your Hand, Chicago Teachers Union, and Brighton Park Neighborhood Council to learn and ask questions about the new “common enrollment” high school application process called GoCPS. Generation All’s executive director Beatriz Ponce de León introduced the…

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