The Senate just took a big step toward giving more Illinois students the quality education they need to be competitive in the global economy. They passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), which includes the All-Year School Study Act, a pilot program built on the success of Alain Locke. Click the link to read more. …

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Last Saturday, over 35 alumni gathered downtown to reconnect with familiar faces, network, share their achievements, and focus on college and career readiness. Alumni, staff, and Chicago professionals honored Mr. George W. Mead, a long-standing donor, who continues to provide Alain Locke alumni with scholarships to pursue post-secondary education. We are so grateful for his continued …

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The eighth graders at Alain Locke spent the day preparing for their upcoming transition to high school. They started the morning off with a grad-to-grad networking breakfast, followed by the much anticipated announcement of the valedictorian and salutatorian. Students created posters and rapped about the character traits, learning strategies, and habits needed to be successful in …

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The Alain Locke Class of 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian were just announced. Congratulations to Kiera McNeary, Valedictorian and Destiny Chapman, Salutatorian. All of our eighth graders are dedicated to their education, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.

Eighth graders at Alain Locke Charter School have been busy participating in many events to prepare them for their upcoming high school transition. Throughout the year, Future Founders Foundation has implemented a highly interactive college and career readiness curriculum, “Pathways to Careers,” to expose students to new careers through project-based learning. Students have participated in …

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Last Friday, Sprout Social brought 20 employees to Alain Locke Charter School who worked alongside the eighth graders to clean-up the playground. After a successful beautification project in October, Sprout Social had laid the playground foundation, added mulch, and provided benches for the school. Since then, the students have spent countless hours on the playground, wearing …

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Principal Love will present “Working the Core: Getting to your Strategic Plan” at the upcoming National Charter School Conference on June 21-24, 2015 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. To learn more about the conference, click on the link below. National Charter School Conference 2015 Related Content: Principal Patrick Love …

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Learn more about one of Alain Locke’s key strategies in successfully closing the achievement gap for its students: a commitment to ongoing, focused and actionable professional development. Strong School-based Professional Development that leads to impact. Related Content: Alain Locke Highlighted by Achievement Network Alain Locke Recognized Nationally for Common Core Implementation Alain Locke Charter School …

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