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CICS Ralph Ellison Associate Director featured in National Louis piece

April 11, 2011

CICS Ralph Ellison Associate Director Gia Orr speaks about her experience as a leader at the south side high school. read more …

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel makes an impact on CICS Longwood student's life

April 11, 2011

DeJuan Brown, a CICS Longwood student, made a special connection with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel by volunteering with him on his campaign, thanks to the involvement of social worker Kathleen Owens. read more …

CICS ChicagoQuest promises to engage all learners

April 05, 2011

Read or listen to WBEZ's coverage of CICS's newest campus and digital learning pioneer, ChicagoQuest. read more …

CICS Irving Park teacher filmed in "Teach For America" special

March 25, 2011

CICS Irving Park teacher, Grace Bahk, is highlighted for a special FOX News segment celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Teach For America. read more …

Join The MacArthur Foundation and CICS ChicagoQuest on March 31

March 21, 2011

Join us at the Spertus Institute's Feinberg Theatre on Thursday, March 31 for a special discussion and demonstration about 21st Century learning. read more …

En Espanol: Univision y CICS ChicagoQuest

March 18, 2011

Paula Gomez de Univision habla con estudiantes, maestros, y padres de la nueva escuela de CICS: ChicagoQuest. read more …

EdisonLearning to host Teacher Open House on Saturday, Apr. 9 at CICS Longwood

March 07, 2011

Interested in teaching at a CICS campus? Join EdisonLearning at CICS Longwood on Saturday, April 9 for an Open House and campus tours. read more …

CICS ChicagoQuest to join digital learning movement

March 07, 2011

Watch this PBS piece featuring CICS ChicagoQuest's sister school, Quest to Learn, and discover how digital learners are the wave of the future. read more …

"Waiting for Superman" a welcome catalyst for school reform

March 07, 2011

Thomas Friedman's opinion piece about the country's biggest school reform movie, "Waiting for Superman." read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison hosts Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

February 28, 2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel joins Ms. Lyndsay Spears' AP government class to teach, learn, and listen to the students. read more …

CICS ChicagoQuest approved to open in Fall 2011

February 21, 2011

CICS ChicagoQuest approved to open in Fall 2011, offering a high-quality, innovative education to students in grades 6-12 read more …

CICS Bucktown hosts Rahm Emanuel endorsement by Jesse White

February 10, 2011

Rahm Emanuel receives an endorsement from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. CICS Bucktown staff, teachers and student council members were in attendance read more …

CICS parents and teachers rally for charter support

February 10, 2011

On January 26, 2011, CICS parents and teachers rallied for charter support. Their turnout alongside other charter supporters resulted in the approval of CICS ChicagoQuest and other new charter schools. read more …

Northwestern University honors board member, Catherine Gottfred, Ph.D, with Alumnae of the Year Award

January 03, 2011

Northwestern University honors board member, Catherine Gottfred, Ph.D, with Alumnae of the Year Award read more …

NCLB Standards Often Misinterpreted for Charter School Networks

January 03, 2011

NCLB Standards Often Misinterpreted for Charter School Networks and Chicago International Charter School proves its campuses are among the best of non-selective enrollment schools in Chicago read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison Student speaks on Fox News:

October 14, 2010

CICS Ralph Ellison senior, Deveon Rose, speaks to Fox News anchors about his involvement in the mentoring program, 100 Black Men, and his plans to attend the organization's 9th Annual College Scholarship Fair. read more …

CICS Board Member honored in Leading Lawyer Magazine

September 08, 2010

CICS Board Member, Vi Clark, is honored in Leading Lawyer Magazine read more …

Many Chicago Charter Schools Run Deficits

August 16, 2010

Shrinking tax revenue and lagging support from the strapped state government are severely hurting charter school funding read more …

CICS Rockford Patriots Prepares for Fall

July 22, 2010

CICS Rockford Patriots principal, Charo Chaney on WTVO News- Rockford read more …

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