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  • For new updates, please bookmark everyblockblog.com
    As of February 3, new posts to the EveryBlock Blog can be found at: everyblockblog.com. This address will no longer receive new updates. We hope you’ll re-join us at the new address.The post For new updates, please bookmark everyblockblog.com app…
    - 23 Feb 15, 3:47pm -
  • Comcast Big South Press Conference

    Comcast Big South Press Conference

    Please join Comcast for a special announcement with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal regarding new jobs and a new regional headquarters.The post Comcast Big South Press Conference appeared first on EveryBlock Blog.
    - 16 Feb 15, 4:53pm -
  • Looking for Super Bowl Events? Check EveryBlock.
    Hope everyone had a great week. If you’re looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl with your neighbors this Sunday, we’ve pulled together EB posts from every city on where to cheer on your favorite team, or, if you don’t like football, to wa…
    - 30 Jan 15, 5:04pm -
  • New Datasets for Chicago
    The City of Chicago has two new datasets on its open data portal: problem landlords and building code scofflaws. The Problem Landlords List identifies residential building owners repeatedly cited for failing to provide tenants with basic services an…
    - 28 Jan 15, 7:06pm -
  • Civic Tech for Smarter Parks
    Next City published an article about how the city of Philadelphia is using GIS (geographic information system) software to help park workers track and check on sick trees. It’s worth a read. In a time when parks officials are working to conserve m…
    - 27 Jan 15, 9:00pm -
  • Updating Ward Boundaries in Chicago
    We’ve gotten several feedback submissions from EveryBlock users in Chicago, asking us to update our ward boundaries – especially in light of the upcoming elections. For access to ward boundaries with respect to voting please visit the Board of El…
    - 27 Jan 15, 7:51pm -
  • Winter Storm Juno Alerts!
    Friends in the Northeast, Winter Storm Juno is upon us! Don’t just follow the news, be part of it. Now’s your chance to share what’s happening on your street and in your neighborhoods on EveryBlock. In the meantime, we’re compiling new sourc…
    - 26 Jan 15, 6:31pm -
  • Chicago tech just had its best year ever
    Built In Chicago released an article on Chicago’s tech year-in-review: Chicago tech startup investment and exits surged in 2014 to what appears to be the city’s highest totals ever. In total, 155 digital tech companies raised $1.6 billion in capi…
    - 23 Jan 15, 8:51pm -
  • The Changing Face of Houston a Civic Engagement Series
    The Houston Public Library presents The Changing Face of Houston a Civic Engagement Series presentation beginning Monday, January 26, 2015 through Tuesday, September 22, 2015. This series presentation is about getting Houstonians to become involved i…
    - 22 Jan 15, 8:09pm -
  • Making open data integral to Philadelphia
    Technically Philly has a new article out featuring Philadelphia’s Chief Data Officer, Tim Wisniewski, talking about plans to develop and integrate more open data into the city’s long term plans. Read More: http://technical.ly/philly/2015/01/2…
    - 21 Jan 15, 6:40pm -
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CPS Obsessed

  • Fall 2017: Applying to Kindergarten / Elementary School

    Fall 2017: Applying to Kindergarten / Elementary School

    In the next couple weeks, the application season for Elementary School will begin. While the high school application process is changing slightly, the Elementary process should still be largely the same. So far, the CPS Access & Enrollment site doesn…
    - 79 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 3:03am -
  • High School Application News – Fall 2017

    High School Application News – Fall 2017

    2018-2019 CPS High School Application News (guest post from Chicago School GPS) We often tell families we meet with that “The only constant in CPS is to expect ‘change’ “.  This fall, there is a LOT of change in the 2018-2019 CPS high school…
    - 98 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 1:55pm -
  • Coming Soon – New Posts for New School Year!

    Coming Soon – New Posts for New School Year!

    Well, I was just about to close up the place, when I go a couple volunteers to keep CPSObsessed going for another year. A friend of mine who has an 8th grader (and a current high schooler) will be acting as CPSObsessed this year.   She’ll be assi…
    - 1 Sep 17, 4:30am -
  • Elementary Magnet and Neighborhood School Letter Spring 2017

    Elementary Magnet and Neighborhood School Letter Spring 2017

      In the spirit of information-sharing, please share the following if you get Magnet offers: Tier Grade child is entering Also post your waiting list numbers, in the spirit of amusement.  
    - 30 Mar 17, 6:02pm -
  • Academic Center Letters Spring 2017

    Academic Center Letters Spring 2017

    Starting the thread so people can share information and advice.  Will spruce it up later tonight after an Amundsen fundraiser (woo! woo!) Parents will be emailed by Monday April 3 with their notifications.  
    - 30 Mar 17, 6:00pm -
  • RGC and Classical school Elementary “Letters” – Spring 2017

    RGC and Classical school Elementary  “Letters” – Spring 2017

    Emails will be arriving by Monday April 3 to inform parents of their scores and offers. As a reminder, you can receive only 1 offer.  If you want a school that is higher on your list, you’d have to turn down an offer you get to be placed back in t…
    - 30 Mar 17, 5:59pm -
  • A word on north side neighborhood high schools (guest post from Hawthorne principal)

    A word on north side neighborhood high schools (guest post from Hawthorne principal)

    Principal Pietrini from Hawthorne Elementary contacted me about posting his thoughts on the neighborhood schools that are part of the Grow 47 initiate (lead by Alderman Pawar (also with support from Alderman O’Conner.) Hawthorne will be hosting a g…
    - 7 Mar 17, 5:04pm -
  • High School “Letters” Thread 2017

    High School “Letters” Thread 2017

    Well, here we are on High School day eve.  And this time I am a participant.  I started CPSObsessed when my son was entering Kindergarten and we’re now at the end of that very long cycle, waiting to find out where he will be going to High School.…
    - 3 Mar 17, 12:29am -
  • New: 1-Application Coming for High Schools

    New: 1-Application Coming for High Schools

    In what will make things at least a little easier for high school applications, CPS is looking to create 1 high school application, reports WBEZ (an NPR affiliate.) https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-plans-to-launch-a-single-application-for…
    - 23 Jan 17, 5:33pm -
  • Fall 2016: Applying to Kindergarten / Elementary School

    Fall 2016: Applying to Kindergarten / Elementary School

    Time to apply Kindergarten!  (or other elementary grades.) The application period runs from Oct 3 – December 9 2016 for the 2017/18 school year.  If your child will be 5 by CPS Office of Access and Enrollment has a nice new site that has all the…
    - 3 Oct 16, 3:52am -