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Chavez Multicultural Academic Center
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Under the tenets of personalized learning, students, like these third-graders at Chavez Multicultural Academic Center, work where they feel most comfortable, whether that’s on the floor or at a desk.

The building blocks for digital learning

July 13, 2016

Schools that have embraced technology in the classroom have much in common. But the one element that’s indispensable is cash.

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Edgebrook Elementary

Moving the legacy forward

July 13, 2016

When Catalyst Chicago went to press with this issue, lawmakers in Springfield had finally passed a stopgap budget that will let schools open in the fall, in Chicago and in other districts that had sounded the alarm about possible shutdowns. After a year-long stalemate, the temporary budget will allow the wheels of state government to continue turning for a time. But there’s no reason to breathe a sigh of relief, at least for longer than a few seconds.