Posts in category "Site News"

Good Friday CPS Update

Good Friday CPS Update
It’s Good Friday and nobody’s paying attention but I’m going to do some updating via via Twitter posts, which go to Twitter (@district299) and the District 299 Facebook Page).  So you should check over there for the latest CPS news and opinion. Let me know in comments or on Twitter or at district299@gmail.com if I’m missing... Read more »

Twitter Tuesday (& Wednesday & Thursday Too)

Twitter Tuesday (& Wednesday & Thursday Too)
I’m traveling until Friday this week but am going to do some updating anyway via Twitter posts, which go to Twitter (@district299) and Facebook (District299 page is here).  So you should check over there for the latest CPS news and opinion. Let me know in comments or on Twitter or at district299@gmail.com if I’m missing... Read more »

President's Day #Selfiestick Demonstration

President's Day #Selfiestick Demonstration
What better way to celebrate President’s Day than a Presidential demonstration of the #selfiestick (devices that have already been banned at several museums and soccer stadiums but not yet at any schools that I know of)? Click below to see the animated version. See more Obama gifs here - they’re all part of a video he did... Read more »
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If This Is Thursday It Must Be Facebook Day

If This Is Thursday It Must Be Facebook Day
I’m finishing up a big book chapter on education philanthropy so I can’t do the usual roundup today, but I’ll be sure to post some things as I come across them on Twitter (@district299) and on the big yellow D299 Facebook Page (here). See something I’ve missed or have something on your mind? That’s what... Read more »

How Stevie Wonder's Song Helped Create MLK Day

 How Stevie Wonder Helped Create Martin Luther King Day (Medium)

So Long, "District 299 Reader"

So Long, "District 299 Reader"
Starting sometime soon in the new year -- probably Friday or Monday - I'm going to switch this site's comments over to the Facebook format that most other sites on ChicagoNow (and other places) are using. Switching over means a lot of good things might happen -- like more comments from parents and students who live on Facebook and use their FB identities all the time -- plus just one obvious downside which is and end to the generic anonymous "District299 Reader" identity that some of you have used (and abused) for years...
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Out With 2014- In With 2015

Out With 2014- In With 2015
Like last week, I’ll be sharing education news and views intermittently over the next three days, then shutting down for the rest of the week. You can read it all right here, or on Facebook (District 299), or directly on Twitter (@district299). Tweets about @district299 // Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, gets the... Read more »

Happy Holidays 2014!

Happy Holidays 2014!
Greetings from Boston. I’ll be sharing education news and views intermittently over the next three days, then shutting down for the rest of the week. You can read it all right here, or on Facebook (District 299), or directly on Twitter (@district299). Tweets about @district299 // Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, gets the... Read more »

Away December 1-5

Away December 1-5
Welcome back — hope you had a good Thanksgiving break.  I’m going to be traveling this first week of December, so feel free to share news items and CPS-related tidbits on your own while I’m away.  Or, check out the Catalyst morning roundup, or skim the papers on your own, or Substance.  Or just come... Read more »
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Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

I’m taking an early trip to Boston to see my family, and hope that you are wrapping things up and heading out soon or already on your way to wherever you’re going (including staying home). Have a great next few days.  Thanks as always for reading and following and rebutting when necessary. Much appreciated!