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Chicago photographer Sandra Steinbrecher stands before her work, "Frontline, March for Our Lives, Chicago"

Sandra Steinbrecher Photograph on Display at Smithsonian Exhibition

A powerful photograph by Chicago-based Sandra Steinbrecher—a friend and collaborator of Alain Locke Charter School—is now on display at the world-renowned Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Steinbrecher’s photo, “Frontline, March for Our Lives, Chicago,” was one of just 46 entries selected among 2,600 submissions for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever …

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Group sits at table in gymnasium during Family Math Night

Alain Locke Hosts First-Ever Family Math Night

Alain Locke Charter School hosted its very first Family Math Night last week for fifth- through eight-graders and their families. Attendees learned a variety of math games—which they are encouraged to play at home—and enjoyed some DELICIOUS Lou Malnati’s pizza as well. The event came just one week after the annual Family Literacy Night. Big …

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200 in Attendance for Annual Family Literacy Night

More than 200 students and family members were in attendance for the annual Alain Locke Family Literacy Night last week. The event, which was themed “Reading Gives You Superpowers,” included visits from some of our favorite “superheroes,” reading activities and crafts with teachers, and dinner. The event was open to all Alain Locke pre-K through …

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Students gather around computer at 2019 High School Fair

Another Amazing High School Fair at Alain Locke

Alain Locke Charter School hosted yet another outstanding High School Fair last week, which included visits from nearly 30 high schools from across Chicago. The annual High School Fair gave fifth- through eighth-grade students the opportunity to explore options for the next steps of their education after Alain Locke. Representatives from 28 high schools in …

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Alain Locke Charter School classroom

Alain Locke Seeking Long-Term Substitute Kindergarten Instructor—Apply Now

Alain Locke Charter School is currently seeking a dedicated individual to immediately fill a long-term substitute kindergarten instructor position. The substitute is needed on a temporary basis—from October through December—while the regular instructor is on maternity leave. The ideal candidate must be dedicated to ensuring students’ academic growth continues, allowing them to achieve at the …

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Photos from the 2019 National History Day Contest

Eighth-grader D’Shanti had an awesome time at the National History Day Contest last week. The annual contest was held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and is estimated to have been attended by nearly 3,000 students from the United States and abroad. D’Shanti made it to the national contest after advancing in …

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Come to an Alain Locke Charter School Informational Session on July 2

Are you the parent of a pre-4th grader from Chicago’s West Side? If so, you’re invited to an Alain Locke Charter School informational session on July 2. ALAIN LOCKE IS NOW ACCEPTING IMMEDIATE APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR As we prepare for next school year, Alain Locke staff would like to meet you and …

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