Tag: African Americans

Jabari Parker Writes Post About Gun Violence in Chicago

Jabari Parker, forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, was fortunate to escape the violence that ripples Chicago. However, his memories of living on the South side of Chicago are etched with gun shots. Parker recently penned a heartfelt blog post sharing his Chicago story. Check it out below: What kept me safest, though, was my neighborhood. Throughout Chicago there are little…

A Letter to Ed. Reformers: Don’t Ignore Black Lives Matter

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, time to get back into the classroom. School leaders everywhere will work hard to get students and staff refocused on the labor of love that is education. But, there will be something significant competing for attention in Chicago schools this Monday. A lot has happened since the last time teachers and students in the city…

CPS Students Set New Records on AP Exams with More Students than Ever Participating

Chicago Receives National Recognition for Participation Rate & Success of African-American and Latino Students on AP Exams. CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced that more than 20,700 students took at least one Advanced Placement (AP) exam last year, an increase of more than 4 percent from the previous year. Since 2011, CPS student participation in AP college-level coursework…

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