Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: May 28 – June 3, 2022

GREAT VIDEO: Student at Chicago school challenges staff member in DLow Shuffle

By FOX32

“Check out the dance moves at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School’s 8th grade luncheon on Chicago’s West Side. Scholar Marquise Hightower and staff member Charlie Myers challenged each other in the DLow Shuffle.”


CICS Wrightwood Alumnus Earns Juris Doctorate (J.D) from University of Wisconsin-Madison

By INCS News

“Crystal Stonewall – a CICS Wrightwood ‘11 alumnus – walked the stage on May 14, 2022 to accept her J.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison. INCS & the whole charter community love to celebrate and recognize charter school students who work hard to achieve their goals. Congratulations to Crystal and all 2022 graduates!”


Johnson College Prep Students and Parents Are Going to College for Free

By The Noble Schools

“Students and parents at Johnson College Prep were overjoyed at the end of February, after an announcement that they would get to go to college debt-free, thanks to the support of Hope Chicago. All current students AND some of their parents will have their tuition, room and board, fees, and books paid for by the non-profit organization. Check out the video above to see their reactions and celebration after the announcement.”


‘This Could Be Our School’: Educators Grapple With Anger and Loss After Uvalde Shooting

By Madeline Will, Eesha Pendharkar, Libby Stanford & Denisa R. Superville for Education Week

“At a morning meeting huddle at LEARN Charter School in Chicago, teachers felt “this could be us; this could be our school,” said Ayanna Mitchell, the principal of the 367-student school, serving grades K-6. On Tuesday, 19 children and two adults were killed in a 4th grade classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 80 miles west of San Antonio. Nationwide, K-12 staff members were left to make sense of the tragedy and what it means for them and their students.”


After 2020 slump, Chicago sees a surge in votes cast for Local School Council election

By Mauricio Pena for Chalkbeat Chicago

“More than 110,700 parents, staff, students, and community members voted for council candidates at nearly 500 schools this spring. More than three times as many people cast votes in this year’s election than in 2020, when about 35,066 people voted, according to figures obtained by Chalkbeat through a records request.”


CPS to tighten school security in wake of Texas school massacre, CEO says

By Fran Spielman, Nader Issa for The Chicago Sun Times

“Chicago Public Schools officials said they plan to replace some “outdated” school security, camera and intercom systems in the wake of the Texas school massacre that left 19 students and two teachers dead.”