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While showcasing art and writing from students in Chicago Public Schools, StudentsXpress aims to promote creativity and literacy, encourage alternative expressions, create positive self esteem and open discussions.

StudentsXpress is made up entirely of student work (preK-8th grade) and is published quarterly. In addition to posting our digital editions, this site allows students, teachers, parents and community members to stay connected and engaged between issues through student blogs, video blogs games, teacher resources and additional writing and art by CPS students.  Please browse around learn what you can do to keep this wonderful project available to students in CPS.

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StudentsXpress Star: Jahkil

Jahkil is one very busy 10-year-old. When he isn’t hard at work distributing his Blessing Bags to those in need, he can be found doing one of several extra curricular activities. Jahkil is an avid basketball player, is a member of the Stick and Move breakdance team, and also tap dances with Madd Rhythms. The thespian-in-the-making has been featured in the short film Candles, has appeared in a Chuckie Cheese and K-mart commercial, was seen in an episode of Fox Television’s Empire, an episode of NBC’s Chicago PD and was a member of the Porgy and Bess opera at Chicago’s Lyric Opera House.”

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