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No Place in Line (Catalyst Chicago)

Patrica Jones, who fought to get her son Darion placed in a therapeutic day school, sits with her daughter Joy. Jones waged a similar battle to find a therapeutic placement for Joy, who is now enrolled in Olive-Harvey College. 

ABC Channel 7 Africa Trip

Acacia goes to Africa

Kevin T. v. Elmhurst Comm. School District No. 205 (Wrightslaw)

Failure to Provide a FAPE, Unilateral Graduation & Compensatory Education

Acacia Academy's Nature Center (Chicago Parent)

Acacia Academy in LaGrange Highlands is dedicated to community outreach and the socialization for their many students. A favorite field trip is to Acacia Academy's own 2 ½ acre Nature Center.

Special education dispute: Chicago Public Schools student starts classes at private school in suburbs (Chicago Tribune)

Lissette Cruz thought she had won. She had a court order saying Chicago Public Schools had to place her 13-year-old son in a therapeutic day school to make up for the myriad ways the district had failed him over the years. 

Sports League rewards alternative school students for good behavior (Daily Herald)

Enrique raced down the sideline with the football tucked tightly under his arm and flags flying from his waistband. A defender dove for one of the flags and missed. Players on the Acacia Academy sideline roared their approval as he tiptoed into the end zone for a touchdown. 

Transition students fill Westmont bowling center for Turkey Bowl (Chicago Tribune)

Students in area transition programs filled Westmont bowling alley Friday to compete for a trophy, socialize and have fun. More than 200 students from 12 different programs for special education high school gathered for the second annual Turkey Bowl at Suburbanite Bowl, at 201 W. Ogden Ave. 

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