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Make Funding for City's Public Schools Equitable

By Melinda Young | September 3, 2019

As a parent of three elementary-age students in Chicago Public Schools and a member of the local school council, I’m asking our state and local governments to consider how extra funding that’s coming into our district is allocated.

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Parents, Teachers are Partners

By Tawana Harris | August 30, 2019

As a Chicago Public Schools parent for over 20 years, I have taken pride in being involved with my children's success in school.

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Natalie N. West Side

By Natalie Neris | July 19, 2018

A former Chicago Public School student herself, Natalie has over a decade of teaching experience in Chicago and is now Chicago International Charter School’s Chief of Academic Accountability.

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Brandon H. Lawndale Alumnus

By Brandon H. | July 19, 2018

Brandon H. was the student with a lot on his plate. He balanced school with National Honor Society, Louder Than a Bomb competition, Mikva Challenge, student government, policy debate, and the entrepreneurship club to name a few.

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Michael N. South Chicago

By Francesca Larson | July 19, 2018

Before discovering CICS-Avalon, at the New Schools Expo at Soldier Field, Michael and his family looked at the neighborhood traditional school when their son was about to start kindergarten, but didn’t feel that the environment was right for their son.

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Sheryl D. South Shore

By Francesca Larson | July 19, 2018

Sheryl D., has lived in Chicago since 1972, and is the mother of one daughter and one son. Both her daughter, Sherri, and son Stephen were students of Skinner Elementary School and Whitney Young Magnet High School.

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