AUSL in the News

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


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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Chicago Fire Foundation Announces Expansion of P.L.A.Y.S. Program in AUSL Schools

– Chicago Fire Foundation Announces Expansion of P.L.A.Y.S. Program in AUSL Schools

March 3, 2015 – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Monday that the Chicago Fire Foundation’s P.L.A.Y.S. (Participate, Learn, Achieve, Youth Soccer) Program will expand from eight to twelve Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) schools across Chicago, and will add programming in the fall to complement the existing spring program....

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Alvin Ailey Dance Residency Returns to North Lawndale AUSL Schools

The Sun Times – Alvin Ailey Dance Residency Returns to North Lawndale AUSL Schools

February 24, 2015 – For the third year, the Department of Creative Engagement in partnership with the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) Network, presents the “Revelations” Residency Program Feb. 23-27. This unique five day program, taking place at Collins Academy High School, is offered to junior high school and high school students in Chicago’s North L...

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Underdogs: Wendell Phillips Academy

Sports Illustrated – Underdogs: Wendell Phillips Academy

January 30, 2015 – The Sports Illustrated web series Underdogs follows up with the Wendell Phillips Academy Wildcats during their historic 2014 IHSA playoff run. ...

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AUSL Honor Choir Sings on WCIU’s ‘You & Me This Morning’

WCIU – AUSL Honor Choir Sings on WCIU’s ‘You & Me This Morning’

December 18, 2014 – The AUSL Honor Choir is a selective group comprised of students of all ages from across our network of 32 Chicago Public Schools. Watch them perform a holiday favorite live on WCIU's 'You & Me This Morning!'...

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