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Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Adacemic Center


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Case Study: Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center Designs Innovative Learning Spaces for English Language Learners in Chicago, Illinois

02/12/2018: TeachForAmerica One Day Magazine: Freedom Leads to Results for Two District Principals in Chicago

01/29/2018: The 74 - ThinkCERCA: Inside the Computer Program Being Used by Hundreds of School Districts to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

09/21/2017 The Fund - PROFILES IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: Implementing Personalized Learning.....

08/16/2017: City Lab
The Repercussions of the Black Teacher Shortage

05/12/2017 Illinois School Leadership Advisory Council: ISLAC.....

05/08/2017 WGN TV.com: Midday Fix: Midday Fix: VEX World Robotics Championship competitors Jose Lemus and Gabriel Parra.....

04/14/2017 The GATE News: Chavez Elementary raises the bar Reimagining learning can happen anywhere–in an old Navy warehouse, a former dental clinic, or even an open field.....

04/04/2017 LEAP Innovations: Powerful Personalized Learning in Chicago With support from parents, school faculty and community partnerships, Chavez students are achieving high levels of academic success and the news is making many proud......

03/2017 School Superintendents Assn. Magazine A strategy for selecting digital tools.....

03/21/2017 Getting Smart Smart List: 85 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting...

12/06/2016 Telemundo Ayudan a alumnos de CPS a encontrar su secundaria ideal...

12/05/2016 WTTW Chicago Tonight CPS Helping Students Explore High School Options With New Website
by Matt Masterson

11/14/2016 City Club of Chicago The Future of Leadership in Chicago’s Public Schools by Heather Anichini and Elizabeth Swanson

10/14/2016 Education Week: 'Red Flags' to Look for When Evaluating Personalized Learning Products
"Personalized learning: Is it an educational imperative, a marketing strategy for an ed-tech product, or both? .." 

07/13/2016 Catalyst Chicago: The building blocks for digital learning
"Six years ago, Chavez Multicultural Academic Center joined a district pilot program aimed at giving students more time in school in order to improve their academic performance. .." 

06/29/2016 Coffee Break: Chicago Principal Barton Dassinger On Schools as Community Centers and Personalized Learning - Education Post
"Barton Dassinger, principal of Chavez Elementary in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, promises to give his children more guidance on picking a college major than his parents did for him.." 




Chávez M.A.C.
4747 S. Marshfield,
Chicago, IL 60609
Tel: 773-535-4600
Fax: 773.535-4603 
Principal, Barton A. Dassinger


School Hours

  • School Hours
    •  7:45 - 3:45 Monday - Thursday
    • 7:45 - 2:45 Fridays
  • After school programming until 7:30 p.m. Mon - Fri
  • Saturday programming 8:00 - 2:00


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