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Year in Review: 2010-2011 CICS Newsletter

June 22, 2011

CICS had a number of top news stories this year, including our new campuses' successes, strong college enrollment and acceptance rates, and more. read more …

CICS graduates featured in Tribune, Sun-Times

June 21, 2011

CICS graduates of our Longwood, Northtown, and Ralph Ellison campuses are headed to Big Ten schools, top liberal arts colleges, U.S. military, and more. read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison alum featured in charter school success profile

June 15, 2011

Watch this moving piece to learn more about Sean Hopkins, a successful CICS alumnus. read more …

CICS Larry Hawkins Boasts 96% Graduation Rate in First Year - Reflections on 2010-2011

June 08, 2011

Watch as ABC News catches up with CICS Larry Hawkins one year after the campus opened its doors in September 2010. read more …

Class of 2011 Graduation Dates, Times, and Locations

June 08, 2011

Hats off to the Class of 2011, whose destination colleges include Howard University, Oberlin College, and DePauw University! Read on to see the list of graduation dates, times, and places. read more …

"The Scorps" student band jams at CICS Bucktown with Intonation Music Workshop

June 03, 2011

Watch the clip from CICS Bucktown's performance, and learn more about Intonation Music Workshop bands battling this weekend! read more …

Dr. Elizabeth Purvis, Executive Director of CICS, Speaks Before U.S. Congressional Subcommittee

May 31, 2011

Dr. Purvis speaks before congress subcommittee to advocate for charter public schools as neighborhood schools that strengthen communities. read more …

CICS welcomes new education management organizations for 2011-2012 school year

May 25, 2011

CICS Avalon, Bucktown, Prairie, Washington Park and West Belden are welcoming two new organizations to manage the day-to-day activities of their campuses. read more …

CICS Avalon teacher Ronald Hale honored as Golden Apple Award Finalist

April 27, 2011

7th and 8th grade science teacher Ronald Hale has been awarded with a 2011 Golden Apple Award. read more …

CICS Chief Academic Officer co-authors book "Understanding Teenage Girls"

April 27, 2011

Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston, Chicago International's Chief Academic Officer, interviewed CICS Longwood students as part of her research for this exciting new resource. read more …

CICS Ralph Ellison Debate Students shine at City Championship

April 26, 2011

CICS Ralph Ellison debate team has an outstanding first year, making it to the City Championship and a team member placing 7th for Top Speaker Points. read more …

CICS ChicagoQuest ushers in discussion of "Reimagining Learning"

April 26, 2011

The MacArthur Foundation hosted an event to discuss the future of learning. Click here to view the panel discussion. read more …

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 …

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