The Bully, The Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander: Reading and Anti-bullying with HSA Cincinnati

As adults navigating the world as parents, educators and community members, we know all too well the pressures of being a young person. We’ve paid our dues–having gone through the not-so-coveted years of puberty–and have hopefully gained some insight and wisdom along the way. With our fair share of experience, and with a lot of […]

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CMSA Ranked among Best Public Charter High Schools by Chicago Magazine

   Chicago Magazine, a monthly magazine published by Tribune Publishing that concentrates on human-interest stories in and around Chicago, recently released its annual report of the 2016 Best Public Schools in the Chicagoland area.  Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA), a public charter high school managed by Concept Schools, earned the second highest ranking in […]

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S.T.E.M Festival Organized by Chicago’s Own Children

STEM City 2016 was a “STEM-TAC-U-LAR” success! Friday, May 27th at the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, over 150 students from Concept Schools’ four campuses in Chicago participated in the first annual event. Parents, teachers and community members were on hand to support and cheer on our future scientists, mathematicians, engineers, spoken word artists and […]

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Whole New Year! Whole New Blog!

Welcome to School Year 2015-2016! As the title suggests, this year’s blog will take a new direction. At Concept Schools, we try every day to address the hopes, fears, aspirations and challenges our students, teachers and parents feel. Being true to that mission has brought us to three new ideas for this communication platform: Blog […]

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Summer’s Not over Yet! There’s Still Time to Prevent “Summer Learning Loss” and Narrow the Achievement Gap

Before you start shopping for back-to-school shoes and taking the last dip in the neighborhood pool, take some time to “retrain” your kids’ brains for the upcoming school year. Yes, these lazy days of summer are necessary to refresh young minds; but they also have a measurable negative effect on kids’ memory and academic performance, […]

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