Ebony Special Report: Saving Our Sons

In Part Three of Ebony’s “Saving Our Sons” series, Nick Chiles speaks to educators and researchers about how parents can prime their boys for success in the classroom.

100% Urban Prep Academies graduating seniors college-bound

While the city is in turmoil over school closings, Urban Prep Academy has set a shining example of education that is making a huge difference in the lives of Chicago's young men.
All of Urban Prep's graduating seniors - 167 young African American men - have been accepted to a four-year college or university. Both the senior class at the Englewood campus and the inaugural graduating class from its West campus will all be going to college.
These young men are defying the odds in our city, where fewer than 40% of African American males even finish high school.

Classes In Session At Charter Schools Despite Teachers’ Strike

Classes might be in session on Monday at Chicago’s charter schools, but they aren’t totally unaffected by the strike being staged by the Chicago Teachers Union.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports charter school kids and their non-union teachers find themselves caught in the middle on the first day of the teachers’ strike.


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