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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5 Ways to Get Rid of Homework Hassles!

…for good! We are well into the school year and homework is a routine your young one(s) may wish would go away for good! When we were in elementary school, we probably felt the same way. We thought we had more important things to do! We had to watch our favorite television programs, talk to […]

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Employers Want STEM Skills and Soft Skills: We’ve Got Them

Most In-demand Bachelor’s Degrees in 2015 (Forbes Magazine) Finance Accounting Computer Science Mechanical Engineering Business Administration/Management Electrical Engineering Information Sciences & Systems Marketing Logistics/Supply Chain Management Information Systems This list has “STEM” written all over it. But possessing a desirable degree isn’t enough in today’s competitive job marker. Employers want someone who is easy to […]

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STEM Education Role Model for Girls Coming to TV

“Advocating for equal access to STEM education isn’t merely a new feel-good fad.” —Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights The STEM education community is hungry for more role models for girls. And so too apparently is prime time network TV. The ’80s classic TV show “MacGyver” has […]

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Concept Schools Adapt to Growing Autism Rates

  Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum—a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and […]

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Technology + Service = STEM on the Ground

We hear about the widespread cases of Ebola in West Africa (21,797 cases; 8675 deaths) and in our own country the United States (4 cases; 1 death) (CDC-2014 Ebola Outbreak Case Counts),  and it can be so overwhelming to think about that most of us just prefer not to.  However, if we put on our scientists’ […]

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