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

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 on the 2017-2018 draft guidelines for school actions. In April 2016, the Generation All steering committee released its action plan, Strong Neighborhood High Schools for a Stronger Chicago, in which we call for a citywide, neighborhood-informed plan for all high school…

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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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