AUSL in the News

Read the incredible stories about AUSL and our schools, teachers, and students.


Phillips Academy a shining light during dark times in Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times – Phillips Academy a shining light during dark times in Chicago

November 23, 2015 – It has been an especially tough month in a city with a long history of tough months. On Nov. 2, a 9-year-old boy was shot to death in an Auburn Gresham alley, reportedly as an act of retribution against his father. Five days later, a 14-year-old boy whose family had left Chicago to escape the violence was gunned down in Gage Park, mere weeks after...

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Football players learning life lessons while winning at Phillips Academy

Chicago Tribune – Football players learning life lessons while winning at Phillips Academy

November 20, 2015 – Like any smart quarterback, Phillips senior Quayvon Skanes knows how to stay out of harm's way. Every weekday morning, Skanes rides the Green Line L near his house on the South Side to school five train stops and a short walk away. Every night, he gets a ride home from practice from his dad, Quincy. Beyond that, the football star isn't exactly run...

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Gage Park school jumps hurdles for undocumented kids

Chicago Sun-Times – Gage Park school jumps hurdles for undocumented kids

November 19, 2015 – As soon as Solorio Academy opened its doors to freshmen in the Gage Park neighborhood in 2010, teachers and administrators set out to get their students to college. It’s every high school’s goal. But as graduation neared in 2014 for Solorio’s first senior class, a harsh reality hit. Its students who were undocumented immigrants were ineligib...

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Local high school football team turning boys into men

Fox 32 News – Local high school football team turning boys into men

November 13, 2015 – The football team at Wendell Phillips may be undefeated and just a few wins away from the state championship, but the incredible part of their story began long before they ever stepped out onto the field. Cold on a football field can only mean one thing – it’s the end of the season. The Wendell Philips Academy football team has one heck of a ...

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Happy Beginning

Chicago Tribune – Happy Beginning

September 11, 2015 – Carter School of Excellence, an AUSL network school in the Washington Park neighborhood, received free supplies for its entire student body courtesy of Back 2 School Illinois, a nonprofit group, after an application from first-grade teacher Sarah O’Connor....

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Low Income Students Receive Free School Supplies

ABC 7 News – Low Income Students Receive Free School Supplies

September 11, 2015 – Students at Carter School of Excellence at 57th and Michigan received their own boxes of free school supplies Wednesday from the nonprofit organization Back 2 School Illinois....

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The 6th Annual AUSL Festival of the Arts & Sciences

WGN Plus – The 6th Annual AUSL Festival of the Arts & Sciences

May 26, 2015 – WGN's Rachel Woodall attended the festival and spoke with Mariam Thiam (Manager of Curricular Enhancements for AUSL), Tim Sheldon (Principal of Chalmers School of Excellence), and several students who participated in the program. It was an eye-opening day, a great example of the powerful effects art can have in a child’s life....

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Josh Groban Cuts Ribbon for New Chalmers School Mural

ABC 7 Chicago – Josh Groban Cuts Ribbon for New Chalmers School Mural

March 31, 2015 – Students at the Chalmers School of Excellence got a big surprise Monday when recording artist Josh Groban stopped by for a ribbon cutting at the school's new outdoor mosaic, which his foundation helped fund....

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