Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, DePaul’s president, added, “I know it’s not always completely obvious why a Catholic university would support the ambitions of a public school. But as I thought about the idea, I said, ‘Well, Catholic priests do mixed marriages all the time.’”
In late February, Emanuel disclosed that five technology giants would join forces with CPS and City Colleges to offer a six-year program that would allow high school students to graduate with an associate’s degree and have the skills needed for jobs in the high-tech sector.
The following month, he announced plans to double the size of the city’s international baccalaureate program and devote five neighborhood schools exclusively to that program to prepare 3,500 more students for college. Full article at Chicago Sun Times