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  1. Calliope...

    Calliope,

    Welcome to the forums!

    I agree, you should sign up for the gifted and classical tests. The selective enrollment schools (gifted and classical) are definitely more challenging. I don't...
  2. Air Conditioning in CPS Chicago Schools

    I don't know if it's true, but my daughter said they do not even have a fan in her classroom. Luckily their only windows face north, so no direct sun.

    But I feel bad as I was going to buy a fan...
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    First of all, I really like Skinner North's...

    First of all, I really like Skinner North's strong points. It's a bigger school with two classes per grade (vs. one class K-8 at Edison) and it's new, so if you want to be involved, you can...
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    We have to decide by Monday. The Edison RGC...

    We have to decide by Monday.

    The Edison RGC office said this is a busy time for them and they don't have time for us to come by and visit personally.

    Plus, they just had an open house two...
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    Edison vs. Skinner North

    My 2nd grade daughter is currently at Skinner North where she is doing great.

    Just yesterday we got a letter offering her a seat at Edison RGC and we only have a few days to get back to them.
    ...
  6. Turns out she missed some math questions, lol. ...

    Turns out she missed some math questions, lol.

    Reading 99 Math 90, no offers.
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    Makes sense to me, no need to have two separate...

    Makes sense to me, no need to have two separate administrations right next to each other.

    With enrollment growing to 1,700 I was curious if that would make it one of the largest schools in...
  8. K Level Classical Test (for testing into 1st grade)

    My daughter looked a bit subdued, even a little depressed coming out of the test, so I though maybe she was frustrated. Turns out she was more likely bored.

    She said the test was *too* simple. I...
  9. Skinner North Principal Netterstrom got a lot of...

    Skinner North Principal Netterstrom got a lot of inches in this article http://www.suntimes.com/15952365-761/school-report-cards-skinner-north-northside-prep-take-top-spots-in-city.html
  10. Hmm, when did this come out? I had a doctor's...

    Hmm, when did this come out? I had a doctor's appt Monday morning and she said something about my kids' school "Skinner" being the top ranked school. I am just finding out about it now.

    Note that...
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    It seems almost unbelievable that something would...

    It seems almost unbelievable that something would have 86% support in an election.
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    I think it's really hit and miss. We live about...

    I think it's really hit and miss. We live about three miles from our kids' school which is Classical, but the nearest bus stop is approx. two miles away, roughly half way between us and the school,...
  13. Sorry I don't know, but yeah probably one of those

    Sorry I don't know, but yeah probably one of those
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    I know it depends on the grade.. my daughter...

    I know it depends on the grade.. my daughter entering 2nd grade had two separate tests for Classical and Gifted, and it was all the same age/grade of students taking the tests those days. They were...
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    There was a blog post last week -- ...

    There was a blog post last week --
    http://cpsobsessedforums.com/threads/153-Ready-Set-Apply%85-for-the-2013-2014-school-year!
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    CPS Gifted/Classical/Magnet, etc. Application Deadline

    Here you go --


    http://cpsmagnet.org/
    http://cpsmagnet.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=151068&id=1
    http://www.apply.cps.edu


    The first step is to get a PIN if you don't already...
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    The downgrade of CPS debt has to hurt the debt...

    The downgrade of CPS debt has to hurt the debt restructuring effort?
  18. I wonder if there are any third-party "fairs" or...

    I wonder if there are any third-party "fairs" or workshops that might fill the void? At a birthday party this past weekend someone told me they took an eight week course on navigating CPS before...
  19. Our school was originally given a choice between...

    Our school was originally given a choice between something like 7:45 and 8:45 but in my understanding our principal fought for and got the 8:15 starting time.

    I'm curious what were other school's...
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    I remember driving my Kindergartner home from...

    I remember driving my Kindergartner home from school one afternoon a couple years ago and the Chicago news that day was the Daley wasn't going to seek re-election.

    So I tried to explain to her...
  21. Wow, they did a fantastic job at this, it's a...

    Wow, they did a fantastic job at this, it's a good supplement to the data summary on CPS for each school e.g. using Skinner North as an example --
    ...
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    I saw Singapore Math at Barnes & Noble today, I...

    I saw Singapore Math at Barnes & Noble today, I didn't crack the books at all so can't say how the content is compared to others my kids have tried, but compared to the printed workbooks, my kids...
  23. Hi and welcome to the forums. To answer your...

    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    To answer your questions: Not really.. not like you can do with the old Internet newsgroups anyway. You'd have to make a separate post in the other forums linking to...
  24. Hi Citizen57 and welcome to the forums! ...

    Hi Citizen57 and welcome to the forums!

    Skinner North, we have two kids there :-)
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    It's Magnet, so to get in it's a lottery I...

    It's Magnet, so to get in it's a lottery I believe.

    On the CPS web site, the Scorecard looks good --
    http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Pages/school.aspx?id=610009
    Significantly above CPS average on all...
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