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Ames Middle School Should Not be a Military Academy, Voters Say
About two out of three voters in the eight precincts surrounding Ames voted Tuesday in an advisory…
Ames Middle School Victory despite Marines at polling places
" Uniformed Marines have no business hanging around polling places during an election -- unless…
Community supports Ames Middle School. Another Logan Square victory last night.
The results will be presented to the School Board on March 26 providing the officials “a…
Mayor Rahm loses in primary election!
"...three cheers for the activists in Logan Square who won big in the referendum over Mayor…
Ames residents ‘relying on the democratic process’ in saving school
“If [CPS] proceeds [with the conversion],” said Barrera, “They will say clearly…
Meet the Ames Press Club 2012 to 2013
Meet the student reporters and the adult advisors who are part of Ames Press Club.
Military in Ames
Ames Press Club asks: What do kids at Ames think about the upcoming transformation of their school?
Ames Community Assembles at CPS Headquarters: We Demand Open, Transparent and Democratic Decision-making; Respect for the Students; and Keep Our School a Neighborhood School!
"[County Commissioner Edwin Reyes] pointed out that this is being portrayed as just an issue for…
Ames Parents, Students Call on CPS to Observe Referendum (full article)
"The community has said, unequivocally, 'We do not want this,'" Reyes said.
Community Group To Chicago Board Of Ed: Let Voters Decide Fate Of Ames
Let the voters decide. Vote March 18th in Ward 1 : pct 26 Ward 26: Pct 8,23,24,49 Ward 35: 12,13,16
Mayor Emanuel sends the marines into Ames Middle School
Politicians move forward with their plan to convert the neighborhood school into a military academy.
Latino Moms Team Up to Teach Chicago's Youngest
"In recent years, [LSNA] has gained attention for training parents to be mentors in their…
Their children’s first teachers: Latino parents targeted in early education efforts
"Laura Barrios, a 31-year-old mother of three, was petrified to speak as a panelist at a breakfast…
Conference Emphasizes Need for Parent Engagement in Education
Both Seattle and Logan Square programs emphasize that parent and community engagement is essential…
Power of parents: Event hosted by Education Lab and Road Map fosters ideas on engagement
On February 6, LSNA organizers Joanna Brown and Tami Love were in Seattle to speak about Logan…
Ames community down but not out in fight to save neighborhood school
“It’s not a fight we should be having,” said Christian Diaz, Logan Square…
CPS wants to convert Ames Middle School to a marine academy
In December 2014 the CPS Board voted to convert Ames Middle School into Marine Math and Science…
Media Advisory - 2nd Annual Parent Mentor Convention
Over 500 Parent Mentors from Around the State to Attend
Parents can be vital in boosting schools
With humor and enthusiasm, Monica Soto-Espinoza tells parents why she didn’t quit on her…
Military Coup at Ames (Labor Beat Video)
The raids against public neighborhood schools in Chicago continue...beyond the 50 closings…
Ames Change to Military Academy Approved by Board of Education
Maldonado has pushed for the switch for over a year, and it was recently backed by Mayor Rahm…
Board members approve Ames military conversion
Maldonado’s proof of support also was questioned. He said he had a “scientific”…
Logan Square leaders file referendum petition on future of Ames
Ames ballot initiative petitions are on their way downtown. A huge thank you to LSNA leader and…
Military at Ames? No Sirree Bub!
"Ames is not just a building. It's a community ... [and] the community overwhelmingly demands that…
'You Haven’t Seen Disrespect Until You’ve Seen CPS Disrespect...' Lies, More Lies and No Grease at McAuliffe Elementary School Meeting
As a reporter, it had been hard listening to the presentations by the CPS representatives. They…

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