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Catherine Henderson, Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago To Spend $820 Million On Fixing Up Schools. Is Yours On The List?

About $1 in every $5 spent will go toward a universal pre-K expansion.


From Murals To Museums, How One South Side Principal Is Reimagining Summer School

Elizabeth Meyers sees summer as a valuable time to engage students beyond academics. Enrichment activities help students find strengths outside of the classroom that translate when they return to school, she said.

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In The Middle Of Chicago, An Emerging Curriculum Blooms In A Hidden City Garden

The Urban Growers Collective camp teaches students about everything from gardening and compost to food justice and the agriculture industry.