What is the problem with CPS proposal?: How CPS proposal for a new South Loop High School hurts our children's classrooms and our wallets.
NTA: A community excluded: Timeline of how CPS proposal to turn NTA into a high school has come about.
Mayor Emanuel directed CPS to close NTA and turn it into a high school in April 2015: Emails that show that the plan to close NTA originated from an unholy alliance between Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell, and local real estate agent-led Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance -- two years before NTA was ever informed of this potential change to our school.
South Loop TIF money siphoned into Navy Pier: Link to Crain's July 21, 2017 article, "How city power players diverted millions in blight-fighting TIF cash to Navy Pier".
Fact Check Friday: WeAreNTA has launched "Fact Check Friday" video campaign. On every Friday, we pick a statement by public officials or a common misunderstanding about NTA and factcheck.
WeAreNTA in Action: WeAreNTA in Action: Video archives of WeAreNTA in action.
NTA Students interrupt CPS Steering Committee Meeting: Student organizers from National Teachers Academy interrupted the Near South Steering Committee meeting held on Thursday, November 9th at True Rock Ministries. The middle school students refuted, point-by-point, the items on the agenda for the meeting, which focused on ways to transition the current NTA students out of their building to make way for a high school to serve the Near South Side.
High School travel times from the South Loop: Area residents have asked CPS to create a "nearby" high school, but the existing, underutilized neighborhood option is closer than you might think, especially compared with other popular Chicago high schools.
Open letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell, CPS Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson, CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, Chicago Board of Education President Frank Clark, sent on June 20, 2017.
A better plan? 5 Ideas: CPS has not properly weighed alternatives and is ignoring the impact of the proposal on NTA's predominantly low-income students.