Posts tagged "Chicago Public Schools"

Summer Reading Programs: Children Earn Free Stuff

Summer Reading Programs: Children Earn Free Stuff
Summertime and the living is easy-easy to earn freebies for completing minutes in various summer reading programs. I was paging through Redbook Magazine’s June issue and it  listed Pottery Barn, Barnes and Noble, and Showcase Cinemas as just some of the businesses offering incentives to young readers. I researched a little further and came up... Read more »

Prepping CPS Students to be Future Leaders

Prepping CPS Students to be Future Leaders
Chicago Public Schools is partnering with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to announce the Global Citizenship Initiative, an effort to strengthen civic learning in urban school districts and prepare young people for participation in our democracy. The Global Citizenship Initiative addresses a civic achievement gap, caused by a lack of high-quality, school-based civic learning opportunities.... Read more »

CPS Can't Afford a Longer Day

CPS Can't Afford a Longer Day
One of the most rewarding aspects of writing for ChicagoNow is meeting and collaborating with others who are just as passionate about educational issues as I am. I had the opportunity to meet Tracy Baldwin who is a Chicago resident and advocate for her children’s education. She is the founder of 6.5 to Thrive. I... Read more »
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