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Fight to Halt Walter Gresham School Turnaround Gets Boost from Rainbow PUSH

The school board is scheduled to vote on the turnaround of Gresham, 8524 S. Green St., at its April 23 meeting. Control of Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St...

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...8524 S. Green St., at its April 23 meeting. Control of Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St., and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St. could also be handed over to AUSL...

...meeting. Control of Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St., and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St. could also be handed over to AUSL, which currently oversees 29 schools, at the meeting...

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THE URBAN HEALTH INITIATIVE SUMMIT

The Urban Health Initiative Summit is designed to engage the communit and University of Chicago in dialogue on the mutual issues, concerns and priorities identified in the University of Chicago Medicine's Community Health Needs Assessment, specifically diabetes, childhood obesity, breast/colon cancer, asthma and access to health cared that impact the wellness of Chicago's South Side.

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Putting it all “On the Table”

The concept is pretty simple – 10,000 Chicagoans eating, talking and discussing great ideas about how to make the region a better place to live.

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CPS Students Demand To Be Heard on Turnaround Plan: 'This is Wrong'

...its April 23 meeting whether to approve a recommendation by CPS to make McNair; Gresham, 8524 S. Green St; and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St. "turnaround schools" in which the entire staff...

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...they are doing to us," said Jovani Brown, a student at Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St., said at a rally to protest the decision to conduct a "turnaround" at his school...

The rally took place outside the Kenwood home of Chicago School Board President David Vitale. Protesters, which included about 100 people who marched down the 4900 block of South Woodlawn Avenue where Vitale lives along with the Nation of Islam's Minister Louis Farrakhan.

...recommendation by CPS to make McNair; Gresham, 8524 S. Green St; and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St. "turnaround schools" in which the entire staff is forced to reapply for their jobs and...

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Seniors In the Community: A Personal Story

My name is Purscilla Roberts. I am 67 years old and reside in the Auburn Gresham community. I have lived and raised my family in the Auburn Gresham community for over 42 years. I have been an independent, responsible person and always have shown love towards others in need. I have worked in the medical field for over 40 years.

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Gresham Elementary 'Turnaround' Plan Slammed By Principal, Teachers Union

Gresham, 8524 S. Green St., which has 350 students and 25 teachers, is one of three schools CPS is recommending...

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The Chicago School Board is expected to vote on a turnaround proposal for Gresham; Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St., and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St. at its April 23 meeting.

The Chicago School Board is expected to vote on a turnaround proposal for Gresham; Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St., and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St. at its April 23 meeting.

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Gresham School Meeting

I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other...

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I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other speakers there, mainly community residents, some of the children, and teachers. None of the speakers agreed to the turn around plan. Ms. Brooks took the mike and stated that "this is a slap in the face to all of the dedicated , hard working teachers that are trying to do a good job". She went on to say that " if resources were available to the school that they (CPS) wants to give the turn around people, Gresham would do better too!". Her comment was met with thunderous applause It was also stated that several other schools had lower scores for much longer than Gresham so why now? I took the mike and asked if any of the residents ever been on the bike path down at Navy Pier? Not one person said yes. I stated that the $60 MILLION dollars that the alderman and mayor signed off of to provide a bike and pedestrian fly way over Navy Pier is where your school funding is, lets go get it! Wonder what the residence got in return? One of the white teachers stated that they will make this a turn around school, fire all of the staff then bring back new teachers who will be mostly white.

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Perfect school attendance could land Harper High students a job

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Gresham School Principal Slams Turnaround Plan, Decries Poor Funding

Gresham, 8524 S. Green St., which has 350 students and 25 teachers, is one of three schools CPS is recommending...

According to CPS data, Ryder, 8716 S. Wallace St., has been on probation for six years while Jackson, 917 W. 88th St., has been on probation for 11 years. Both schools were considered last year for closure but were ultimately spared.

According to CPS data, Ryder, 8716 S. Wallace St., has been on probation for six years while Jackson, 917 W. 88th St., has been on probation for 11 years. Both schools were considered last year for closure but were ultimately spared.

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The school board is expected to vote on the recommendations at its Wednesday meeting, along with proposed turnarounds at Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St., and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St.

The school board is expected to vote on the recommendations at its Wednesday meeting, along with proposed turnarounds at Ronald McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St., and Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St.

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Vino and Vinyasa

Tired of this supposed "spring" weather? Then heat up both your palette and your body. You don't have to be a yogi or a wine enthusiast to try something new for free. If however, you do enjoy twisting your body into a pretzel and after gently massaging your organs washing it down with wine then this event is perfect for you. Join Yoga Now studio for a night of Vino and Vinyasa. The 60 minute vinyasa yoga class will be led by an instuctor from Yoga Now at 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class will be followed by vino provided by Lululemon Rush & Walton and light refreshments from Pretzel Crisps. Lululemon is located on 930 N. Rush Street.

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