| December 8, 2017
The Chicago Board of Education voted this week to renew Plato Learning Academy’s contract for two years, giving the Austin school more time to improve its rating. Specific conditions for the contract renewal will be finalized with Plato’s operator early next year, officials say.
| October 4, 2017
That’s good news, though some advocates say West Side students continue to suffer from too little funding over the years.
| October 11, 2016
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis announced the tentative contract agreement late Monday night.
| October 8, 2016
Teachers could be out of the classroom as early as Oct. 11 if talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and officials aren’t successful.
| August 6, 2015
A longtime Austin resident urges his neighbors to advocate for their West Side schools, not charters.
| July 6, 2015
Recent Frederick Douglass Academy High School graduate Dontae Burton will work an eight-week internship and travel to Washington, D.C., this summer before heading to college in the fall.
| January 13, 2015
Programs start in schools, parks and many other locations the week of Feb. 2.
| December 8, 2014
Students at Austin’s Banner Academy held a press conference Friday to push for peace.
| July 11, 2013
Hundreds of West Side youth will be attending new elementaries because of the CPS closures. The principals of two receiving schools explain what they’re doing to help smooth the transition.
| January 28, 2013
More than 200 students called on the school’s leadership to listen to their concerns.