Posts tagged "Chicago Public Schools"

Chicago Schools New Sex Ed Policy

So, in the midst of controversial school closings plan, comes what some are considering a risky new sexual education policy soon to be implemented by Chicago Public Schools. The headlines nationwide appear to focus on the fact that this new policy will have  ”sexual education” for kindergarteners, and apparently, no one seems to care that... Read more »

Top Ten Chicago Political Stories of 2012 (Social Justice Edition)

Unions were a hot topic the latter part of 2012, and that was partially due to the Chicago Teacher's Union strike in September that made national headlines not just for unions but deteriorating school conditions everywhere. (http://www.chicagonow.com/poli-chi/2012/09/an-analysis-rahm-emanuel-ctu-strike-commercial/)
From the NATO protests to the CTU strike, 2012 was a big year for social justice causes in Chicago. Below are ten events that allowed the social justice movement to gain momentum in Chicago in 2012.

Free Participation Gift Cards

The City of Chicago started incentivizing parents to come pick up their children’s report cards by offering gift cards to Walgreens. I’m sure it will hook a couple of parents to come in, but the problem is it is not a sustainable solution. Parents who don’t value education in itself as a noble pursuit, or... Read more »
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What the Longer School Day in Chicago Really Means

Most of the people reading this blog are at least done with the K-12 education position of their lives. Yet, public education reform continues to affect their lives even after their high school graduation caps are thrown in the air. For example, how is the longer school day in Chicago going to work? Chicago has... Read more »
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