Jailed kids participate in Wednesday's CPS science fair

Im told by
a friend at the Board that the Area 22 science coach Victor Simon has gotten the kids
at York Alternative HS (in Cook County Jail) involved in Wednesdays science
fair for the first time in 56 years.

I believe this is a remarkable
demonstration of purposeful commitment on the parts of many and deserves
recognition as a group of historically marginalized students will be competing
in a rigorous academic competition, writes Simon.

Wow. Imagine the effort thats taken, both with the kids and the adults. Indeed, Simon says hes been working on this
for over a year. Kudos to Simon, who can be reached at
vsimon@cps.k12.il.us, and thanks to the little birdie at the Board who passed this along.

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