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It’s Yearbook Time!

By GCE Lab School / May 14, 2017

The 2016-2017 GCE Yearbook has just been sent off to the presses and we can’t wait to share them with our community. We made a lot of memories this year…

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It’s All About the Truss

By GCE Lab School / May 1, 2017

During the first Unit of the Urban Planning course, Juniors investigated the elements necessary to build a strong bridge. The engineers studied examples of bridges in order to understand the…

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What Happens in Vegas…

By GCE Lab School / April 18, 2017

We wrapped up Elective term with a trip to Las Vegas! Well, actually, Vegas came to us. The members of the GCE Student Council planned a Vegas-themed community day complete…

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Help GCE Close the Opportunity Gap for High School Students in Chicago

By GCE Lab School / October 5, 2016

It’s Live! We just launched our IndieGoGo campaign to fund scholarships in support of our 50/50 model Our 50/50 model ensures that 50% of our students receive need-based scholarships to…

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Go read about GCE on DNA Info right now!

By GCE Lab School / September 27, 2016

We’re always thrilled to share our story with the community and ecstatic when the community becomes part of our voice. On Tuesday, DNA Info published an article in the Lincoln…

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The Dawn of a New Day

By GCE Lab School / June 2, 2016

Dear GCE Students & Families, I’m grateful and honored to write this letter to you. It is a testament to the evolution of GCE Lab School and our commitment toward…

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Sound Meditation: A Journey Within

By GCE Lab School / April 29, 2016

Seniors embarked on a transformative journey within themselves with the help of Preston Klik, who demonstrated instruments used for sound meditation and led the meditation for the group.

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GCE Students Raise Money for Special Olympics at Polar Plunge

By GCE Lab School / March 6, 2016

A group of brave students and staff plunged into the brumal waters at North Avenue Beach to raise money for Special Olympics Chicago. We’re happy to report zero cases of…

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Hey Alumni, Holla Back!

By GCE Lab School / March 1, 2016
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Hello GCE Alumni,  We miss you and would really love to hear from you. Watch the video for a message from the GCE community. Write a response to our questions,…

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Seeing the World through a Pinhole @ Latin School

By GCE Lab School / February 11, 2016

Juniors in the Light, Sound, and Time class made pinhole cameras to better understand how our eyes react to light. To test out their homemade cameras, students visited the darkroom…

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GCE Featured on tastytrade’s Bootstrapping in America

By GCE Lab School / January 20, 2016

Huge thanks to the guys at tastytrade! tastytrade is a real financial network, producing 8.5 hours of live programming every weekday, Monday – Friday. Follow along as our experts navigate…

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Who is Joshua Wayne?

By GCE Lab School / December 21, 2015

GCE is delighted to host teen and family expert Joshua Wayne for a personal conversation about parenting and teens on January 12, 2016. Date Tuesday, January 12 6:15 pm –…

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3D Printing the Body @ VisMed3D

By GCE Lab School / December 11, 2015

Why? The purpose of this FE is to to see examples of what can be done with 3D printers. How? Students will learn more about 3D printers, how they work,…

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Featured Scholars: Genesis, Maddie, and Manny

By GCE Lab School / October 16, 2015

A little over a year ago, nearly fifty friends and family came together to honor the life of a beloved mother, wife, philanthropist, and educator by donating to the Carolyn…

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Chicago Area Educators Reflect on GCE’s Model

By GCE Lab School / October 15, 2015
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Through a partnership with UrbanX Learning, GCE Lab School implemented our curriculum at five schools across Chicago as a part of our Summer Institute. In running this program, our professional…

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Final Presentations

2015 Graduation & Final Presentations

By GCE Lab School / May 14, 2015

GCE staff and students invite you to join us for 2015 Graduation & Spring Term Final Presentations at Goodman Theatre on June 4th, from noon-2pm. Experience what our students have been learning…

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The Future is Not Satisfied By Today’s Education

By GCE Lab School / March 29, 2015

We Are Not Satisfied. Download the presentation here Eric Davis, founder of GCE Lab School, emboldens students and families by affirming GCE’s commitment to an educational model that equips students…

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GCE Summer Immersion Classes

Summer Immersion Courses for Creative and Independent Thinkers

By GCE Lab School / November 25, 2014

With temperatures already dropping into the teens, let’s dream on warmer weather and summer plans. Please consider GCE’s Summer Immersion courses for rising 7th-12th grade students. Specifically, we aim to…

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Welcome back to GCE and to Fall 2014

By GCE Lab School / October 23, 2014

Students are flourishing in a supportive environment with teachers dedicated to their craft, and GCE continues to establish itself as the premier innovative school in Chicago. Please engage in a…

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The End… or just the Beginning?

By GCE Lab School / May 28, 2014
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Dear Friends & Families: The 2013-14 school year draws to a close, and while we celebrate closure and the significant experiences of this year, we also set an eye on…

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