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How a Chicago School Is Using Data to Improve School Climate

Education Week – How a Chicago School Is Using Data to Improve School Climate

April 6, 2017 – My first year as a principal was difficult and challenging. As a result, it was a hard year for the entire school. We all knew it. I saw it in the faces of my children. I could sense it in conversations with staff. And in some form or another, I saw it every day as I walked the school. Still, I was shocked when I saw the results of the 5Essentials ...

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Five City High Schools Getting $25,000 In Softball/Baseball Gear

DNAinfo – Five City High Schools Getting $25,000 In Softball/Baseball Gear

March 29, 2017 – Five Academy for Urban School Leadership schools will receive $25,000 in new and gently used baseball and softball equipment. State Farm and Pitch In For Baseball will donate the goods to Chicago Academy, Collins, Orr, Phillips and Solorio high schools at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Solorio, 5400 S. St Louis St. The equipment includes gloves, batting hel...

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Orr High School Celebrates State Championship Win

ABC 7 Chicago – Orr High School Celebrates State Championship Win

March 17, 2017 – There was a big celebration Friday at Orr Academy High School in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood after the boys' basketball team overcame big odds to win the state championship. The Spartans routed Mount Carmel, for the 2A title. And that was despite enrollment being down to about 400 students at Orr academy. The school is located right...

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Orr routs Mount Carmel, joins city royalty with first state championship

Chicago Tribune – Orr routs Mount Carmel, joins city royalty with first state championship

March 11, 2017 – Highlight-reel dunks and awe-inspiring plays have been Orr's calling card all season, and the Spartans ramped things up during their run to the Class 2A state championship game. So it was fitting that Orr gave the fans at Carver Arena reason to rise from their seats early in Saturday night's 2A final against downstate Mount Carmel. On the Golden ...

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On the Road: LIVE from Chicago!

The Real – On the Road: LIVE from Chicago!

February 2, 2017 – Jeannie Mai travels to Chicago to play a fun game of Go Big or Go Home with Solorio Academy High School!...

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West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

JUF News – West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

January 19, 2017 – Herzl School of Excellence Principal Tamara Davis has a dream; it's to see her students through four graduations: eighth grade, high school, college and graduate school. "We are the living legacy of both Theodore Herzl and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," Davis said. "We've got to ensure that we do the work that furthers their legacy." Built in 191...

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High school football: Phillips, Johnsburg were vastly different programs 6 years ago

Northwest Herald – High school football: Phillips, Johnsburg were vastly different programs 6 years ago

November 17, 2016 – Chicago Phillips football coach Troy McAllister would be lying if he said he had envisioned his football team where it is now when he took over the program in 2010. McAllister’s team will suit up 46 players for the state semifinal game Friday at Johnsburg. At his first practice in 2010, 12 players showed up. Wendell Phillips Academy High Schoo...

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Solorio High School Football ‘Fighting For The Community’

DNAinfo – Solorio High School Football ‘Fighting For The Community’

October 14, 2016 – The Solorio Academy High School football team takes more than just a 6-1 record into its game Friday night against Phillips. "We're fighting for the community," quarterback Quincy Patterson said. The football program at Eric Solorio Academy High School, 5400 South St. Louis St., is not one of the historical blueblood football programs in Chicago ...

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