Gorbachev At Von Steuben

It was a big day for CPS with Nobel Laureates visiting schools around the city.  Von Steuben, which got a visit from former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev seemed to be where all the press attention went. That's Rahm seated in the background, and Sean Penn is there too.  Feeling creative?  Let us know what Gorbachev's translator is saying while Emanuel speaks (in the second picture).  See also a smattering of other education news.


Nobel peace Prize laureates visit CPS schools Tribune:  Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize winner from 1990, and East Timor students will be at Frederick Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, 5039 N. Kimball Avenue.

Gorbachev and Other Nobel Laureates Visit Chicago Schools NYT: It was an unusual day in social studies class at Frederick Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, a public high school on the North Side of this city. Monday’s class was taught by a substitute teacher: Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the former president of the Soviet Union.

Mayor's rock-star lineup: Clinton, Kennedy, Penn Crain's:  For Mikhail Gorbachev, of the former Soviet Union, that meant visiting Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center to talk to about arms control. The school also is alma mater to Mr. Emanuel's mother, Marsha.


Two CPS schools honored for being ‘green’ Sun Times: Two Chicago public schools — one a neighborhood school, the other a charter — were among 78 across the country named Monday as the first nationally-recognized “Green Ribbon Schools.’’ [Waters Elementary in Lincoln Square and the Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School in Garfield Ridge ]

School board member suspended from Cicero job over racist post on Facebook Sun Times: The town of Cicero’s chief of rodent control — who is also a local high school board member — has been ordered suspended for three days without pay from his town job after a racist post.

'Flipped Classroom' Getting A Tryout At Suburban High Schools CBS2:  CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist shows us a trend that's catching on across the Chicago area. Brooks Nevrly is a junior at Downers Grove North High School in two advanced-placement classes and an honors class. “I do generally get a lot of homework.


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  • Von Steuben get Gorbachev, some other school gets Muhammed Yunnus, and my school gets "Tyga"... great... thanks...

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