Late February Education Events

Here are a couple of events next week you might be interested in knowing about:

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The Illinois
Humanities Council's Café Society program will be holding discussions
about school closures, charter schools, and Renaissance 2010 at WBEZ's
West Side Bureau on February 23 and 24.
The February 23 discussion will feature guest speaker James
Thindwa,
Civic Engagement
Coordinator for Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, and the
February 24 discussion will feature Marvin Hoffman, Associate Director of the
Urban Teacher Education Program at the University of Chicago.
At each event, the guest speaker will kick off the discussion with some words
to frame the discussion and the issues at hand, followed by a facilitated
discussion.
Both discussions are
from 6 to 7 p.m. at WBEZ's studios at 2531 W Division St. They are free and
open to the public, but reservations are required because space is limited.

If you're got panels, meetings, or anything else that's school related going on in the next two or three weeks, feel free to post them as reader comments.   The Illinois
Humanities Council's Café Society program will be holding discussions
about school closures, charter schools, and Renaissance 2010 at WBEZ's
West Side Bureau on February 23 and 24.

 

The February 23 discussion will feature guest speaker James
Thindwa,
Civic Engagement
Coordinator for Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, and the
February 24 discussion will feature Marvin Hoffman, Associate Director of the
Urban Teacher Education Program at the University of Chicago.
At each event, the guest speaker will kick off the discussion with some words
to frame the discussion and the issues at hand, followed by a facilitated
discussion.

 

Both discussions are
from 6 to 7 p.m. at WBEZ's studios at 2531 W Division St. They are free and
open to the public, but reservations are required because space is limited.

 

Our official press
release about the event is below, or you can find info online at these links:

 

February 23 event: http://www.prairie.org/events/23394/school-closures-charters-schools-amp-renaissance-2010-james-thindwa

February 24 event: http://www.prairie.org/events/23395/school-closures-charters-schools-amp-renaissance-2010-marvin-hoffman

 

Let me know if you have
any questions or if you're interested in speaking with someone more
in-depth about these events.

 

 

special guests james thindwa and MARVin HOFFMAN DISCUSS

chicago charter schools - February 23 and 24

Join The Public Square and Chicago Public Radio
for two special Café Society discussions at WBEZ's West Side Bureau.

 

CHICAGO
-Join The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities
Council, and Chicago Public Radio for two lively facilitated discussions
that will examine how charter schools are affecting the quality of education
and community connections for Chicago's
youth.
On Tuesday, February 23, James Thindwa, Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Chicago
Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, will help kick off the discussion. For
the February 24 discussion, Marvin Hoffman,
Associate Director of the Urban Teacher Education Program at the University of Chicago,
will be the guest speaker.

These special Café
Society discussions will take place on Tuesday,
February 23
and Wednesday,
February 24
at the Chicago
Public Radio West Side Bureau
(2531 W. Division St., Chicago).
Both are free and open to the public. Reservations
are required
and can be made at www.prairie.org/cafesociety, events@prairie.org,
or 312.422.5580. Space
is limited.

             This program is part of The Public Square's Café Society
program, which fosters a more robust civil society, more cohesive
and interactive communities, greater media literacy, and a more informed and
engaged citizenry through weekly conversations about contemporary social
issues.
The
Public Square
currently runs four
Café Society sites in the Chicago area and one
in Carbondale.

Café Society locations:

1st
Thursdays

7-8 p.m., Valois, 1518 E. 53rd St., Chicago

7:30-8:30 p.m., Panera Bread, 1126 E. Walnut St., Carbondale


2nd Fridays

5-6 p.m., Ron's Barber Shop, 6058 W. North Ave., Chicago

 

3rd
Wednesdays

12:30-1:30 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center's Randolph Street Café,
77 E. Randolph St., Chicago

 

4th
Week

Roving Café Society -
date and time announced the week before the event

 

 

For those who
cannot make these weekly discussions, they can create their own Café Societies
using the DIY Café Society Toolkit.
For more information on Café Society or to download the DIY toolkit, visit www.prairie.org/cafesociety.

ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE

The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council,
fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and
political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote
participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More
information about The Public Square
is available at
www.prairie.org/publicsquare.

 

The Illinois
Humanities Council (IHC) is a nonprofit educational organization
[501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the
humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. 
Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH), the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote
greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities
by all
Illinoisans, regardless of
their
economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and
private funds
.

 

D A R E  T O  K N O W

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  • It would be good to see some GEM and CORE folks at these meetings. Seems the folks who are "framing" the question are pro charter and pro Ren 2010 folks

  • From a vocational standpoint, she said, the charter school

  • A Benefit to build a Social Justice Teachers' Union

    Support CORE! (Caucus of Rank and File Educators)

    In Chicago charter schools, turnaround, consolidations and phase-outs have take the city by storm. As a result, our schools are up for grabs. CORE seeks to put educators, parents and teachers back at the center of policy decisions about our schools. Help them win back the biggest union in the state and make education a sector driven by those who depend on it the most.
    When : Friday, February 19th

    Where: 1329 E. 50th Street

    Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm

    Light snacks and drinks will be provided

    CORE IS A GROUP OF EDUCATORS DEDICATED TO FIGHTING FOR AND IMPROVING PUBLIC EDUCATION

    WWW.CORETEACHERS.COM

    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
    JACKSON POTTER AT 312.731..2743, or jpottery2002@yahoo.com

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