Sneak Peek At Medill Reports CPS Project

Here are a couple of preliminary articles from the Medill Reports' new journalism project:

A new species of science class takes hold in Chicago high schools

Good-bye dissecting frogs, hello saving endangered tortoises. That’s

what you’ll find in a Meaningful Science Consortium class, one of three

science instructional development systems being used in the Chicago

High School Transformation Plan.

SS reading teacher embraces curriculum, says goodbye to Shakespeare


Cox, a ninth grade reading teacher at Dyett High School, jumped at the

chance a few years ago to implement the transformation curriculum in

her classroom. "We knew that if we didn't do something drastic, we

would get shut down," she said. "[Now], the culture has changed

dramatically." Cox discusses how the new curriculum has helped

rejuvenate her classroom.

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