Chávez In the News

May 12, 2017 - Illinois School Leadership Advisory Council: ISLAC...

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May 8, 2017 - WGN TV.com: Midday Fix:

VEX World Robotics Championship competitors Jose Lemus and Gabriel Parra.
Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Arts Center
4747 S. Marshfield, Chicago
http://www.chavez.cps.edu/
For more information about the Vex Robotics Competition: www.roboticseducation.org/

https://www.vexrobotics.com/competition

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April 14, 2017 - The GATE News

Chavez Elementary raises the bar 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

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April 04, 2017 - LEAP Innovations: Powerful Personalized Learning in Chicago

Reimagining learning can happen anywhere–in an old Navy warehouse, a former dental clinic, or even an open field. On a recent trip to Chicago, we experienced three schools flourishing in dated buildings and custom designed spaces. All three were supported by nonprofit innovation catalyst LEAP Innovations.

Cesar Chavez. Back of the Yards is a tough 10 square block neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. It’s across the tracks and two miles southwest of the home of the White Sox. Almost all of the kids grow up in poverty and almost half are new to English. What they need is a really good education. Fortunately, the Mexican-American community is served by one of the best neighborhood schools in America...

 

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March, 2017 - School Superintendents Assn. Magazine

Evaluating Ed Tech: A strategy for selecting digital tools.....

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March 21, 2017 - Getting Smart

Smart List: 85 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

37. Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center is a neighborhood P-8 in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood on the south side. Despite nearly 100% poverty and nearly half of the students new to English, the school has been a top academic performer in Chicago for the last five years. Principal (and data ninja) Barton Dassinger was a teacher at Chavez and has kept a veteran staff focused on getting better every year.

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December 06, 2016 - Telemundo Ayudan a alumnos de CPS a encontrar su secundaria ideal

El portal de internet www.hsbound.org es una nueva herramienta de la CPS. Ahí los estudiantes pueden encontrar información de todas las secundarias públicas de Chicago. Hay videos, detalles del transporte público en la zona, de la comunidad estudiantil y de sus especialidades

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December 05, 2016 - WTTW Chicago Tonight "CPS Helping Students Explore High School Options With New Website
Matt Masterson | December 5, 2016 4:54 pm"

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November 14, 2016 - City Club of Chicago 'The Future of Leadership in Chicago’s Public Schools by Heather Anichini and Elizabeth Swanson

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October 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? .." 

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July 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. .." 

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Jun 29, 2016 -Coffee Break: Chicago Principal Barton Dassinger On Schools as Community Centers and Personalized Learning - Education Post

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Jun 28, 2016 - Blending Time and Learning for English Language Learners - EWA Education Writers Association 

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Feb 16, 2016 - Escuela César Chávez en un Orgullo Chicago - UNIVISION Chicago - Unvision On-Air Shout-Outs- Congratulations!

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Feb 02, 2016 - MIND Research Institute - Sums & Solutions - Posted by: MIND Staff

One School Beats the Odds in Chicago Public Schools [STMath - Profiles in Success]

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Jan 21, 2016 - edSurge - by: Jin-Soo Huh

How to Rally Veteran Teachers Around a Personalized Learning Model

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Dec 11, 2015 - Crain's Chicago Business - by: Cassie Walker Burke & Meribah Knight

Five Big Ideas for Chicago's Troubled Schools: Idea Five...Use Data to build a Student GPS...

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Dec 09, 2015 - Crain's Chicago Business - by: Meribah Knight

Five Big Ideas for Chicago's Troubled Schools: Idea Three...Create an Independent Principal Training Institute...

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Nov , 2015 - PhilanthopyRoundtable

Education Innovation Spotlighted in National Gathering of K-12 Philanthropists ...

ed Schools: Idea Three...Create an Independent Principal Training Institute...

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Oct 06, 2015 - Next Gen Learning Blog - by: Guest Blogger

What I Learned about Personalized Learning from 3 Chicago Schools ...

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Aug 25, 2015 - : CPS and Mayor Emanuel Announce 28 Principals for Inaugural Independent Schools Principal Program 

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Aug 24, 2015 -Scholastic Editor - EdPulse One of the hottest trends in public education is adding more time to each school day. See how two districts structure, pay for, and benefit from these programs. s

It's About Time...

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June, 2015 - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Teachers Know Best – Making Data Practical...

 

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June, 2015 - THE CHICAGO PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND

Chavez participates in: Profiles in School Leadership: Leveraging Student-Based Budgeting...

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June 03, 2015 - EWA Education Writers Association - by Maureen Kelleher for EWA

Student and Teacher Voices on Student-Centered Learning...

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May 01, 2015 - Next Generation Learning Challenges

NextGen Learning is Happening Here! A trip to Cesar Chavez School in Back-of-the-Yards Chicago...

Additional Learning Opportunities; A Vision for Greatness - Barton Dassinger from Chicago Public Education Fund on Vimeo.

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Apr 09, 2015 - The Huffington Post - Education - by: Brad Spirrison

ASU + GSV Report: Teachers and Tech Tools...

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Jan 08, 2015 - Campaign Updates - Chicago Together.org - Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Expanding High Quality Choices and Empowering Local Leaders: A Plan to Continue Gains At Neighborhood Schools Throughout Chicago

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Dec 19, 2014 - FoodDepository.Blogspot. - by Paul

Healthy Kids Market

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Dec 09, 2014 - The GateNews - by Sonya Eldridge

"Back of the Yards principals awarded CPS fellowships

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Dec 08, 2014 - edSurge Newsletter

"LEAP Innovations Receives $750K from Chicago Public Education Fund"

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November, 2014 - Chicago SunTimesr - By Lauren FitzPatrick

Grades and attendance — not test scores — matter for middle schoolers: U. of C. researchers

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June/July, 2014 - Harvard Education Letter - By Maureen Kelleher

Common Core for Young Learners " Educators tackle challenges in the early grades

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June 09, 2014 - Education Week - By Sean Cavanaugh

K-12 District Leaders Evolving Into Smarter Ed-Tech Consumers

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May 07, 2014 - myFOXChicago.com - By Dawn Hasbrouck, Good Day Chicago Co-Anchor
How technology is changing the way children learn

 


May 01, 2014 - The FUND Chicago Public Education
The Fund’s 2014 Spring Leadership Council Meeting


May 01, 2014 - myFOX Chicago (PDF)
by: Dawn Hasbrouck, Good Day Chicago Co-Anchor 

"Tipping Point: Technology in education"

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April 29, 2014 - WBEZ91.5 (PDF)
by: Linda Lutton

"Seven Chicago schools get $100,000 for schoolwide 'blended learning"

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April 28, 2014 - Chicago Truibune
by: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Tribune reporter

"7 Chicago schools to get $100K technology grant"

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April 25, 2014 - Keyed into Hyatt
by: Allison Mack

"Hyatt Gives Back: Healthy Eating with Alice Waters:"

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Hyatt Thrive & Alice Waters at Cesar E. Chavez


March 05, 2014 - Asahi Digital
by: Asahi Shimbun

"Lesson Study, learn each other of specialty teachers in Japan, spread to the world:"

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Feb 18, 2014 - NBC News
by: Heather Anichini

"Commentary: From the Ground Up, Chicago Embraces Technology"

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Jan 28, 2013 - The Kitchen Community & Chàvez Elementary present:
GARDEN PARTY FOR CHÀVEZ

Chef Aaron McKay of the Hyatt Corporation will host a fundraiser at Chavez 1/28 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm so that we can start and maintain a community garden

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Dec 25, 2012 - Southland News

"I feel like a magical elf"

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Dec 21, 2012 - Chicago Neighborhood News

"Boss Orders Day Off to Paint Chavez Elementary"

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Oct 31, 2012 - Chicago Sun-Times
BY Stefano Esposito, Staff Reporter 02:24AM PDF

"Caring inspires learning at Chavez"

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Oct 29, 2012 - 5 NBC Chicago -

"Mayor Hands Out Principal Bonuses"
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recognizes excellence in Chicago Public Schools. Eighty two principals were awarded merit pay bonuses ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.

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Oct 29, 2012 - UNIVISION
By: FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com 1:56PM .

"82 Chicago principals get up to $20,000 in merit bonuses"


Sept 6th - The Gate Newspaper
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"Longer School Day – Finding Ways to Utilize Students’ Time Wisely"

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June 2012 CBS Chicago - Emanuel Notebook: Crime, Schools, City Finances
" Preventing shootings and other violence in the neighborhoods is one of Mayor Emanuel's top priorities. But now, both he and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy are on the hot seat with murders on the rise. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the mayor spoke about crime, schools and city finances on Tuesday. "

 


March 23, 2012 Time for Kids -Pedal Power by Stephanie Kraus
"Nicole Basil, 12, has recycled more than 1,000 bicycles for a good cause..."

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February 06, 2012 The Gate -a Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Publication
"Preparing for High School: Local Elementaries Prepare Seventh Graders for the High School Application Process"

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December 31, 2010 MEDILL REPORTS CHIGACO = Story Retrieval Date: 12/31/2010 2:28:49 PM CST
"Ninety school minutes, $5.5 million: Worth it?" by: Allie Rice/MEDILL

"This Monday five Chicago public schools begin a test program that extends one of the country’s shortest school days by 90 minutes, but many are wary of the program’s oversight and shelf life." .

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December 3, 2010 - The Gate - a Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Publication
"Chavez School Pilots After School Program "ALO" " by: Moises Avelar

"The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education selected Cesar E. Chavez Multi Cultural Academy School, and four other schools around the City of Chicago to pilot a new experimental after school program called Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO) originally funded by CPS." ...

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September 14, 2010 - Education Week

"More on Illinois Bilingual Pre-K and Beyond" by Maureen Kelleher

"My colleague Mary Ann Zehr has done a great job keeping tabs on Illinois' new rules for bilingual preschoolers, which require schools to screen their youngest students to determine whether they have limited English proficiency, and mandate that public schools with large numbers of bilingual pre-K students hire teachers with bilingual certification to serve them...."

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July 19, 2010: "At today’s rally at 4747 S. Marshfield Ave., the Jesse White Tumblers and the New Generation Fancy Drill Team performed in front of students and community members.  Chicago Fire mascot Sparky also joined the festivities.  CPS officials also distributed backpacks to students in preparation for the new school year.

Chavez last year enjoyed a 95.1 percent attendance rate, among the city’s highest.  

Huberman and Richardson-Lowry were joined at today’s event by Aldermen Willie Cochran and Lona Lane, Chavez Elementary School Principal Barton Dassinger and faculty and parents of Chavez school community. "...

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Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council
"Meet the New Principal from Chavez"


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Contact

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

 

School Hours

Student Entry:
7:30 a.m. (1st - 8th grade)

 

  Classes begin:
7:45 a.m. (1st - 8th grade)

 

  Student dismissal:
2:45 p.m. (1st - 5th grade)
5:30 p.m. (6th - 8th grade)

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