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Should CPS sit out the Common Core assessment?

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    WORK TO BE DONE IN UNIT #3M ONLY: RENOVATION OF 1 UNIT TO INCLUDE DRWYALL, PLUMBING FIXTURE REPLACEMENT. ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100566472.

    3240 N. Clark St. Issued October 22, 2014 Comment

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  • Inter-American Elementary Magnet School reviewed by a parent

    IAMS was the perfect elementary school for my children.My oldest one got into Walter Payton HS and he is now a Senior in Archtecture at Carnegie Mellon University and works as an Assistant teacher in technology at CMU. My youngest got into to Lane Tech ( a terrible school based on test taking) but now is thriving at Global Citizenship Lab HS. She is a senior in HS and loves languages. Art and Sciences which she developed at IAMS and GCE. Both my kids are very proud of their language skills. Both speak Spanish and Portuguse with ease and the oldest also speaks French. The youngest learned Chinese ansd sign language. The creative, nurtering years at IAMS were very important for their solid formation as great young adults. Thank you IAMS!

    Inter-American Elementary Magnet School (851 West Waveland Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 22, 2014
  • Inter-American Elementary Magnet School reviewed by a parent

    Extremely disappointed in this school. We hoped that the focus on language and culture would support a sense of community and identity that we feel so passionately about. Unfortunately there is little to no communication between school and families. The new principal only talks about discipline and excellence and other buzz words when you do hear from him, but his only communication since the second half of last year was to ask for money. Before starting this school, our kindergartner wrote and illustrated bilingual stories all the time using invented spelling and dictating that she would give as gifts. She sat with books sounding out words on her own, excited to learn. Now two years in this place and she won't try to read and has not written a single story for fear that she will "write the letters wrong." She has a calendar of homework that includes weekends! All work and no play has killed her joy of learning. She constantly talks at home about how she wishes school didn't exist. We stayed for the use of our language. But exclusive English speakers are balanced to bilingual students not exclusive Spanish speakers, so English is the dominant language among kids.

    Inter-American Elementary Magnet School (851 West Waveland Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 22, 2014

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Bonsai?

Drove by Bonsai Lounge tonight and it look shuttered. What happened?

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BOOK REVIEW Gaybash

...for a non-profit in the Loop. He recently moved into a new condo near Addison and Halsted streets, although none of his boxes are unpacked due to laziness. Matt lacks self-confidence...

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LGBTQ youth job fair Oct. 22 at Center

CHICAGO—The Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair will be held Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, Noon to 4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The fee event includes job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the workplace, plus food and prizes.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE EXISTING WOOD DECK,GUARDRAILS, STEPS,PLATFORM AND STORAGE WALL OVER EXISTING GARAGE ROOF AND REPAIR ROOF PER PLANS. NEW TREATED WOOD PRIVACY FENCE AND GATE, 41'-7" IN TOTAL LENGTH X 7'-4" HIGH.

    826 W. Roscoe St. Issued October 20, 2014 Comment

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