Pre-school, When Should You Apply?

Did you know that many of us already missed the deadlines to apply for Pre-School for the upcoming fall school year!  How crazy is that, but it's true.  It's hard to imagine the the minute your child turns 2 you have to start thinking about pre-school.  We all want our kids to have a jump... Continue Reading →

CPS 2016-2017 School Year Registration Begins Tomorrow!

Don't forget!!  Registration begins tomorrow and runs through December 11th. If this is your first time enrolling you must request a PIN beginning tomorrow, Thursday, 10/1/15. Go to the CPS website and follow the instructions: CPS 2016-2017 Registration If you are applying to schools outside of your neighborhood, remember to apply early! Also, if you are... Continue Reading →

Applications for the CPS 2015-2016 school year due tomorrow!

Don't delay, apps are due tomorrow! For specific details and very useful information visit the Chicago School GPS website. Or you can click the link below for quick access. Good luck everyone!! Chicago School GPS CPS 2015-2016 application Enjoy Chicago, Juliana The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family We Live Here, We Work Here,... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Magnet Schools

Well we did it, we sold our condo!  That is a whole slew of posts on its own, and we'll get to that later, however even though I have my ear to the ground in Real Estate I too have to pop into a few open houses now and again.  I bundled the kids and... Continue Reading →

States Best and Worst Schools Posted

Education Weekly just posted the quality rankings for each states K-12 education system.  The rankings are based on {taken directly from the education weekly website} "The online version of Quality Counts 2014 provides updated state scores and letter grades for chance for success, K-12 achievement, and school finance." "....the {K-12 achievement} index analyzes results across three crucial dimensions:... Continue Reading →

2013 Illinois Test Scores – Top Schools Ranked

This just in::  Chicago SunTimes posts the top 25 elementary and top 25 high schools across the state. As you know I follow all the school blogs, but I'm particularly fond of The writer is a fellow Chicago mom obsessed with CPS schools.  She makes great notes and it is always a good read.... Continue Reading →

I’m Back…And it’s time to Act Now for 2014 Chicago School Enrollment!

After a maternity leave that felt like it went in the blink of an eye, I'm back to help my fellow Chicago families navigate raising our kids in this amazing city. It has creeped up on us again and the time is now to schedule your school tours and begin applying for CPS or private... Continue Reading →

Now what about High School in the city?

So you have researched and poured over a gazillion pages of pre-school and elementary school paperwork, but have you thought as far ahead to High School? There are definitely some dud High Schools, however there are a lot of top ranked high schools right in our back yard!  I too fell into the misconception that... Continue Reading →

To PreSchool or Not to PreSchool

I follow a blog called CPSobsessed and the topic of pre-school was on the agenda.  Even though it is only March, now is the time to start researching the schools in your area where you may want to send your child for the 2014/15 school year.  CPS starts taking applications for children that will be... Continue Reading →

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