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Madison Bratley

EDITORIAL — Keep the first draft of history alive: Reinstate Payton’s acclaimed newspaper and broadcast classes

In February 2020, WBEZ reporter Adriana Cardona-Maguidad produced a story about the decline of Chicago public high school newspaper programs, titled “Keeping First Draft of History Alive in Chicago Public High Schools.” She visited Payton’s newspaper class to record a student pitch meeting, and in her story she said Payton was one of the few Chicago public high schools with a “thriving newspaper.” That fall, Payton’s newspaper and broadcast classes disappeared.

BREAKING NEWS: Preschool students and diverse learners in cluster programs will experience some in-person learning during second quarter, all other CPS students will continue remote learning, sources say

By Madison Bratley, Editor
Preschool students and diverse learners in cluster programs will experience some amount of in-person learning starting second quarter and the rest of Chicago Public School students will continue remote learning, sources with an understanding of the district’s plans say. […]