CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary

Inside CPS – CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary

May 10, 2016 – When I visited Sherman School of Excellence, I was truly impressed by what I saw. A former turnaround school, this West Englewood campus is now rated Level 1 – proof of what can be achieved with the right combination of leadership and teacher talent. Principal Mellodie Brown has a background in mentoring teachers, and it shows. When she came to Sherman four years ago, her go...

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School Didn’t Recycle, So Fifth-Graders Started A Program Themselves

DNAinfo – School Didn’t Recycle, So Fifth-Graders Started A Program Themselves

May 5, 2016 – A group of Deneen Elementary fifth-graders has started a schoolwide recycling program. After learning about the negative effects of not recycling, three students desperately wanted to know if Deneen had its own recycling program. When told ‘no’ by their teacher, it didn’t take long for the trio to launch “Going Green at Deneen” at the school at 7257 S. State St. Now the...

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A Conversation with Stagg Parent Bernice Cobbins

A Conversation with Stagg Parent Bernice Cobbins

At Stagg School of Excellence, Bernice Cobbins is more than a parent. She also works at the school as a classroom aid and serves as the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) chairperson. Bernice saw the transformation of Stagg from before AUSL took over and was eager to share
her experience.

What do you think is the most important change?
Our kids have all kinds of ...

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A conversation with CTR alumna Jasmine Williams

A conversation with CTR alumna Jasmine Williams

CTR alumna Jasmine Williams grew up only two blocks away from Curtis School of Excellence in Roseland, where she was placed for her residency. Her original career path in finance changed when tutoring at an after school program in Englewood ignited her passion for educating urban youth. Since then, Jasmine has successfully completed her residency year and is now a fifth grade English language a...

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