Frank Sinatra was a beloved star in the 1940’s, but not to some students at Froebel High School. In November of 1945, the crooner visited the Gary, Indiana to sing the students out of protesting integration of the school.
The local school council of Ogden International, a neighborhood public school serving mostly affluent families on Chicago’s Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile, voted unanimously to continue the planning for a potential merger with Jenner Academy of the Arts, a school that mostly serves children from public housing.
In neighborhoods across Chicago where development and gentrification have taken hold, middle-income families are staying in the city and raising children. But there’s one aspect of city life many have been slow to embrace: their nearby public school.
More than four weeks into the application period, Chicago Public Schools finally laid out the admissions criteria for its vaunted magnet and selective enrollment schools Thursday.The new policy makes a handful of significant modifications to a complex formula the school district came up with last ye