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‘Build The Wall’ Caption In Jones College Prep Yearbook Sharpied Out As School Council Calls For More Action From Officials

Teachers and students said the latest incident is part of an ongoing issue with racist and offensive incidents at the selective-enrollment school.

South Loop

Tensions Mount At Jones College Prep After ‘Build The Wall’ Quote Makes It Into High School Yearbook

It is unclear if any disciplinary action will be taken against the student, but the incident will be discussed at Jones' local school council meeting Tuesday.

South Loop

Proposed High School Would Address ‘High School Desert’ On Near South Side, Alderperson Says

After years of advocating, a new open enrollment high school for Near South Side families may be one step closer to becoming reality.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Jones College Prep’s Controversial Principal Will Stay After CPS Boss Rejects Vote To Fire Him

The local school council at Jones voted last month to begin the process of removing Joseph Powers. But CPS CEO Pedro Martinez cited insufficient evidence to fire him.

South Loop

CPS Investigating Jones College Prep Amid Clashes, Complaints About Unequal Treatment For Boys And Girls Sports

Students and teachers say there's a pattern of discrimination at the prestigious CPS school, including a recent uproar involving the track teams. CPS is probing potential Title IX violations in Jones' athletic department.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Principal Could Lose Job As Local School Council Asks CPS To Fire Him

Principal Joseph Powers has battled with the local school council, accusing members of “undermining his leadership.” The board voted to ask CPS' CEO to remove Powers, who's led Jones for 14 years.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

In Fiery Email To Parents, Jones College Prep Principal Fights Back After Learning Of Attempts To Oust Him

Principal Joseph Powers said Jones' local school council has unfairly attacked his leadership and are trying to force him out. "In truth, I do not know if I want to continue this fight," Powers wrote.

South Loop

CPS Student Newspapers Are Struggling To Publish Because Of New Tech Rules, Staffers Say

It's "alarming" how few CPS schools have newspapers — and a new state law and CPS rules are making it hard for even those few to publish, one adviser said.

Citywide

School Where Cops Were Caught On Video Dragging Student Down Stairs Votes To Keep Its Officers

Chicago schools like Marshall, Kenwood and Corliss are voting to keep cops in schools despite nationwide calls to remove officers from campuses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black Girls Break Bread Brings Students In Mostly-White Schools Together To Share A Meal — And Empower Each Other

A Jones College Prep student brought the program to the school to unite black students and faculty members.

South Loop