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  1. Sticky Thread Resources Helpful Resources on Finding Schools in Chicago

    Below is a list of helpful links and resources for learning about schools in Chicago. We'll continue to revise this list so that it's as updated as...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-05-2010 10:44 AM
    chicago, chicago high schools, chicago private, chicago public, college admissions
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  2. Sticky Thread Public Schools CPS Releases 2013-2014 Cutoff Scores for Selective Enrollment High Schools

    Chicago Public Schools Office of Access and Enrollment has released the cutoff scores for the Selective Enrollment High Schools (Brooks, Jones, King,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-25-2013 11:13 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools, cps
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  3. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 25 Chicago Public Schools High Schools By 2012 Mean Composite ACT Scores

    Below is a list of the 25 top scoring CPS high schools by their mean composite ACT scores in the 2012 Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). The...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-22-2012 03:42 PM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago public high schools, cps, cps high schools, psae
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  4. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 50 elementary schools in Chicago area based on 2011 ISAT

    The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on the Illinois State Achievement Tests. Keller Gifted*...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-02-2011 09:35 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago top elementary, cps, illinois report cards 2011, isat
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  5. Sticky Thread Public Schools Best Elementary Schools in Chicago and Surburbs - Chicago Magazine (Oct 2010)

    In the October 2010 issue of Chicago Magazine, Dennis Rodkin updates his ranking of the best public elementary schools in Chicago and the Suburbs...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-08-2010 09:06 AM
    chicago, chicago public
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  6. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 25 CPS Elementary Schools Ranked By % of Third Graders Exceeding 2012 ISAT Standards

    Below is a list of the top 25 Chicago public elementary schools ranked by the percentage of third graders exceeding 2012 Illinois standards...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-22-2012 03:33 PM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago standardized tests, cps, isat
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  7. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 50 high schools in Chicago area based on 2011 PSAE

    The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on the Prairie State Achievement Exams. Northside Prep*...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-02-2011 09:51 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago top high schools, cps, illinois report cards 2011, psae
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  8. Sticky Thread Public Schools Map of CPS Options for Knowledge Elementary Schools 2012

    Curious which CPS elementary schools are close to you? One curious dad decided to map them himself. Click on the link below that maps out all the CPS...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-06-2011 10:00 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps
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  9. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 50 middle schools in Chicago area based on 2011 ISAT

    The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on the Illinois State Achievement Tests. Young Magnet* (Chicago)...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-02-2011 09:42 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, illinois report cards 2011, isat, top chicago middle schools
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  1. Local News CPS test for teacher applicants leads to ‘blacklisting’

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Rosaling Rossi:A new questionnaire that probes the “soft skills” needed be a teacher has resulted in what critics call the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-21-2011 08:52 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago teacher evaluations, cps
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  2. Local News Tough Task Ahead for CPS’ New Education Chief

    From Chicago News Cooperative by Rebecca Vevea:On a sunny morning late last month, Noemi Donoso, Chicago Public Schools’ new chief education officer,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-13-2011 07:35 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps
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  3. Local News Navigating Public School Admissions with a Consultant’s Help

    From Chicago News Cooperative by Rebecca Vevea:Armed with tote bags for the handouts awaiting them, thousands of Chicago parents shuffled through...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-23-2011 10:28 PM
    chicago, chicago classical, chicago gifted, chicago magnet schools, chicago public, cps
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  4. Local News Meet Lake View High School’s New Principal Dr. Lilith Werner

    From Roscoe View Journal by Patty Wetli (thanks to CPSObsessed):With her cropped pants and sandals, tousled red hair and Starbucks cup at her side,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-18-2011 09:20 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, lake view high school chicago
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  5. Local News Chicago Teachers Union proposes longer CPS day patterned after Mayor Emanuel kids’ school

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Rosalind Rossi: Using the elite private school where Mayor Rahm Emanuel now sends his kids as a starting point, Chicago...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-14-2011 09:52 AM
    chicago, chicago public, rahm emanuel
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  6. Local News Some CPS parents want teachers’ kids to get a leg up getting into magnet schools

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Rosalind Rossi: Hundreds of parents have signed a petition urging that the children of teachers at prized Chicago magnet...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-01-2011 10:21 AM
    chicago, chicago magnet schools, chicago public, cps
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  7. Public Schools CPS Releases 2014-2015 Cutoff Scores for Selective Enrollment High Schools

    Chicago Public Schools Office of Access and Enrollment has released the cutoff scores for the Selective Enrollment High Schools (Brooks, Jones, King,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-26-2014 08:03 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools, cps
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  8. Public Schools CPS to build selective-enrollment high school named for Obama

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Fran Spielman. Lauren Fitzpatrick and Becky Schlikerman: Barack Obama — first black commander-in-chief, adopted Chicago...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-29-2014 08:36 PM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, cps selective enrollment
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  9. Local News Students find CPS CEO Brizard’s teaching style out of this world

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Rosalind Rossi: His introduction was simple, unassuming and inspiring: “My name is Mr. Brizard. I love astronomy. I...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-02-2012 09:09 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, jean-claude brizard
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  10. Public Schools 2014-2015 Options for Knowledge Guide now available

    The Office for Access and Enrollment has posted the link for the new Options for Knowledge Guide 2014-2015. This guide includes instructions and...

    Started by CWhitley, 10-16-2013 08:02 PM
    chicago, cps, elementary school, magnet schools, options for knowledge
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  11. Private Schools Principal Discretion Process for Chicago Selective Enrollment High Schools Open Today

    The Magnet and Selective Enrollment Schools and Programs Admissions Policy allows principals of Selective Enrollment High Schools to exercise a five...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-04-2011 09:40 AM
    chicago, chicago principal discretion, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools
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  12. Local News Interview with Chicago Teacher Union's Karen Lewis on Emanuel, Vitale — and Steinem

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Rosalind Rossi: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis hasn’t heard from Mayor Rahm Emanuel yet — but she has heard...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-20-2012 09:19 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago teachers union, cps, karen lewis
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  13. Public Schools CPS switching from ISAT to NWEA for determining eligibility for selective enrollment high schools

    From Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah: Every year, getting into Chicago's most competitive public high schools is a gut-wrenching,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-05-2014 09:31 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, cps selective enrollment
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  14. Local News Chicago Public Schools boss tying his pay to ‘student achievement’

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Fran Spielman: Newly-appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard disclosed Thursday that he is finalizing a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-03-2011 08:35 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, jean-claude brizard
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  15. Public Schools 2014-2015 Cutoff Scores for Chicago Public Schools Academic Centers

    Chicago Public Schools Office of Access and Enrollment has released the cutoff scores for the Academic Centers (Harlan, Kenwood, Lane, Lindblom,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-25-2014 09:16 PM
    chicago, chicago piblic, cps, cps academic centers
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  16. Local News High school admission cutoff scores reveal impact of Chicago Public School's diversity policy

    This from Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:Scores needed for admission to selective enrollment high schools last fall increased for students...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-01-2011 08:14 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools
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  17. Public Schools STEM Magnet Academy accepting applications

    Here's more information about the application process for the new elementary magnet school opening this fall. STEM is an acronym for Science,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-22-2011 09:09 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, stem magnet chicago
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  18. Private Schools Top 100 Chicago area high schools

    The Chicago Sun-Times released its ranking of the top 100 Chicago area high schools: HIGH SCHOOLS Northside (Chicago SD 299) Payton (Chicago...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-29-2010 10:09 AM
    chicago, chicago high schools, chicago public
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  19. Local News CPS chief Brizard gets a contract — unlike predecessors — and a raise

    From Chicago Tribune by Tara Malone and Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:The Chicago Public Schools board on Wednesday gave the district's newest steward,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-23-2011 08:37 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, cps ceo, jean-claude brizard
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  20. Local News Rahm Emanuel to middle class: Don’t leave for better schools

    From Chicago Sun-Times by Maudlyne Iherijika: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message to the middle class: Don’t leave my city in pursuit of a high...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-26-2012 09:22 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, rahm emanuel
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