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Many Students Fail to Profit from For-Profit Colleges

                By: Julianne Malveaux NNPA COLUMNIST Many Students Fail to Profit from For-Profit Colleges According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, about 1.7 million people will receive their bachelor’s degrees, and another nearly 750,000 will receive associate’s degrees this May and June. The numbers have been rising over the past 10 years, with 2 ...

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Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families

    Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families Family Focus helps Chicago-area families living in low-income communities give their children the best possible start in life. Family Focus helps families gain the confidence and skills to be the parents they want to be. By offering customized classes, support groups and referral services in a welcoming and caring environment, Family Foc ...

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Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Face  Jesus “Chuy” Garcia In An April Run-off Election Despite the frigid, below-freezing temperatures, on Election Day incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers, Bob Fioretti, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, William “Dock” Walls and Dr. Willie Wilson, all hit the ground running, doing radio interviews, phone canvassing ...

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25th Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast Pushes Empowerment Through Education

BY: NIMAH LATIF STAFF WRITER Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fourth grader Nazeeh Shahid a winner in the recent PUSH Excel Oratorical Competition. Photo by: John L. Alexander The release of the movie Selma and the protest of racial violence in Ferguson and other cities across the country provided the backdrop for the discussion at this year’s 25th Anniversary of the PUSH Excel Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship ...

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The Education of Dr. King

    “Intelligence plus character is the goal of true education.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.     As he labored for social, civil and economic justice, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was extremely concerned both about the educational inequities that were a function of segregation, and about the purpose and quality of education. As early as 1947, as a Morehouse College student, he wrote an articl ...

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CPS Announces Launch of “Reinvestment Schools” To Help Transform District’s Highest Need Schools

CHICAGO— Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced today that twenty-two “reinvestment schools will receive direct support from the newly created Office of Strategic School Support Services (OS4) to provide guidance and tools to increase these schools’ overall performance. CPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barbara Byrd-Bennett created OS4 as an integral piece of her five-year action plan, “The Next Generation: ...

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Members Sit-In, Speak Out During Rally and March

In an act of civil disobedience, more than 120 members of the protest organizing unions UNITE HERE Local 1, SEIU Local 1, the Grassroots Education Movement and the CTU staged a sit-in in the southbound lanes of LaSalle Street outside of City Hall during Thrusday’s rally and march. Among those led away by police and issued citations for “pedestrian failure to exercise due care,” according to attorney Pat Cal ...

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CPS Launches Charter Renewal Process to Close Underperforming Charters and Retain High-Performers

Chicago – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced the process and timeline for its comprehensive review of the District’s charter school contract agreements that end on June 30, 2013. This process is governed by Illinois State School Code. All renewal recommendations will be presented to the Chicago Board of Education for approval during the January 2013 Board meeting. Charter schools that do not meet ...

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Mayor Emanuel Announces $1.25 Million Investment in Austin Polytechnical Academy

Returned TIF Funds from United Airlines Will Foster New Programming; Efforts Directly Support Strategies from Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs; Program Constructed with Complete Cooperation and Support of Labor Unions Mayor Emanuel announced today that $1.25 million in recovered TIF funds will be used to create new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing programs at Austin Polytechnical Academy, to train t ...

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