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Changing the future of LEARN Excel Scholars… One Bite at a Time

Rebecca Rich is the school social worker at LEARN Excel. She began her career at LEARN two years ago and has spent that time supporting students with their individual needs and building partnerships with organizations to support the entire LEARN Excel community. She is the “Communities in Schools” liaison, which is an organization that works […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss – Week of April 8th, 2019

Lightfoot ‘impressed’ with CPS’ Jackson; at CPD, Johnson ‘encouraged’ after chat By Fran Spielman for the Chicago Sun-Times “Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot said Friday she “came away very impressed” after her meeting with Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson and hinted strongly that Jackson would keep her $260,000-a-year job. Lightfoot’s wide-ranging interview with the Chicago Sun-Times […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss – Week of April 1st, 2019

CHICAGO PROUD: Teens’ satellite to orbit earth By Jesse R Kirsch for ABC 7 “On April 17th, an Antares rocket takes off for the International Space Station. But the upcoming mission includes an extra payload: bundles of small student-made satellites called ThinSats.  Adler Planetarium Systems Engineer and Educator Jesús García described ThinSats as “many slices […]
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Mrs. Myers Speaks at the Westside Mayoral Forum

At last week’s Mayoral Forum at the Kehrein Center for the Arts, Catalyst staff member and alumni mother spoke on her life-changing experience at Catalyst Charter Schools. Here’s what she said:   Good Evening, My name is Mrs. Myers.  I am the proud parent of a Charlie Myers, an alumni of Catalyst Circle Rock. Catalyst […]
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Charter Public School Supporters Attend Mayoral Forum

Last night, Chicagoans elected Lori Lightfoot as our next Mayor. Lori won 74% of the vote – a broad mandate from voters. She is the next leader of our city, and the first African-American woman elected to the position. Elevate Chicago parents turned out to vote in a big way. Just days before the election, […]
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