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12.28.18: Generation of You: Rashied Davis

Saturday Place, an academic enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade Chicago public school students...
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07.26.18: Blended Learning Universe

A comprehensive online hub packed with blended-learning resources: Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic
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02.26.18: NACOL

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

Freedom Leads to Results for Two District Principals in Chicago
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01.29.18: The 74

ThinkCERCA: Inside the Computer Program Being Used by Hundreds of School Districts to Teach Critical Thinking Skills
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Implementing Personalized Learning.
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05.08.17: WGN TV.com: Midday Fix:

VEX World Robotics Championship competitors Jose Lemus and Gabriel Parra.
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04.14.17: The GATE News

Chavez Elementary students are achieving high levels of academic success
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12.06.16: 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.


12.05.16: WTTW Chicago Tonight

CPS Helping Students Explore High School Options With New Website
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10.14.16: Education Week:

Red Flags' to Look for When Evaluating Personalized Learning Products
"Personalized learning:..." 

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07.13.16: Catalyst Chicago

The building blocks for digital learning. .. 



06.28.16: EWA Education Writers Association 

Blending Time and Learning for English Language Learners
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02.16.16: UNIVISION Chicago

Escuela César Chávez en un Orgullo Chicago - Unvision On-Air Shout-Outs- Congratulations!
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02.02.16: MIND Research Institute - Sums & Solutions

One School Beats the Odds in Chicago Public Schools [STMath - Profiles in Success]
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01.21.16: edSurge - by: Jin-Soo Huh

How to Rally Veteran Teachers Around a Personalized Learning Model
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12.11.15 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...


12.09.15: Crain's Chicago Business - by: Meribah Knight

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




11.01.15: Philanthopy Roundtable

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

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10.06.15: Next Gen Learning Blog - by: Guest Blogger

What I Learned about Personalized Learning from 3 Chicago Schools ...
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08.25.15: CPS and Mayor Emanuel Announce 28 Principals for Inaugural Independent Schools Principal Program 

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




08.24.15: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. It's About Time...




06.15: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Teachers Know Best – Making Data Practical...



Chavez participates in: Profiles in School Leadership: Leveraging Student-Based Budgeting...
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06.03.15: EWA Education Writers Association - by Maureen Kelleher for EWA

Student and Teacher Voices on Student-Centered Learning...
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05.01.15: 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.

04.09.15: The Huffington Post - Education - by: Brad Spirrison

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

01.08.15: Campaign Updates - Chicago Together.org

Expanding High Quality Choices and Empowering Local Leaders





12.09.14: The GateNews - by Sonya Eldridge

Back of the Yards principals awarded CPS fellowships

12.08.14: edSurge Newsletter

LEAP Innovations Receives $750K from Chicago Public Education Fund



11.14: Chicago SunTimes - By Lauren FitzPatrick

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

06.07.14: Harvard Education Letter - By Maureen Kelleher

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

06.09.14: Education Week - By Sean Cavanaugh

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

05.07.14: myFOXChicago.com - By Dawn Hasbrouck, Good Day Chicago Co-Anchor

How technology is changing the way children learn


05.01.14: The FUND Chicago Public Education

The Fund’s 2014 Spring Leadership Council Meeting

05.01.14: myFOX Chicago

Tipping Point: Technology in education
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Seven Chicago schools get $100,000 for schoolwide 'blended learning
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04.28.14: Chicago Truibune

7 Chicago schools to get $100K technology grant


04.25.14: Keyed into Hyatt

Hyatt Thrive & Alice Waters at Cesar E. Chavez


02.18.14: NBC News

Commentary: From the Ground Up, Chicago Embraces Technology
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03.05.14: Asahi Digital

Lesson Study, learn each other of specialty teachers in Japan, spread to the world:
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01.28.13: The Kitchen Community & Chàvez Elementary present:

Chef Aaron McKay of the Hyatt Corporation will host a fundraiser at Chavez 1/28/13


12.25.12: Southland News

I feel like a magical elf




12.21.12: Chicago Neighborhood News

Boss Orders Day Off to Paint Chavez Elementary
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10.31.12: Chicago Sun-Times

Boss Orders Day Off to Paint Chavez Elementary



10.29.12: 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.


09.06.12: The Gate Newspaper

Longer School Day – Finding Ways to Utilize Students’ Time Wisely
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08.13.12: WBEZ91.5

Recess is back at Chicago Public Schools PDF
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03.23.12: Time for Kids

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



02.06.12: The Gate -

Preparing for High School: Local Elementaries Prepare Seventh Graders for the High School Application Process
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12.03.10: The Gate - Chavez School Pilots After School Program "ALO"

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.


09.14.10: Education Week

More on Illinois Bilingual Pre-K and Beyond -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...


07.19.10: CPS NEws

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


Employment Opportunities

April 2018

Kindergarten teacher - bilingual Spanish

6th grade English Language Arts

Please send resume and cover letter to principal Barton Dassinger at BADassinger@cps.edu

Contact Us

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