Posts tagged "Education"

In Honor of Ebertfest: Favorite Films Featuring Teachers that Inspire

In Honor of Ebertfest:  Favorite Films Featuring Teachers that Inspire
Ebertfest  is taking place this week in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.  I could not pass up the opportunity to participate in the Chicago Now tribute to the Pulitzer Prize   winning film critic Roger Ebert.  We share alumni status at the University of Illinois  College of Media and we both worked at the Daily Illini (albeit not at... Read more »

Cary Grove High School's Shooter Drill- The Talk of the Town and Everywhere Else

Cary Grove High School’s active shooter drill held today is headlining the news everywhere.  Beside the local television and papers, stories can be found in Huffington Post and the New York Times.   The very first thing I read when I woke up this morning was a Facebook comment from a friend as far away... Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions that Make a Difference

New Year’s Resolutions that Make a Difference
New Year’s Resolutions are so hard to keep.  Health clubs and exercise classes are always packed in January but drop off by the beginning of March.  Good intentions to do one thing or another- eat healthier, get organized, save more money, are hard to maintain.   It is difficult to create new habits that lead... Read more »

Obama vs. Romney - On Education

Obama vs. Romney - On Education
I have been intending to write a post for School Zone covering where the presidential candidates stand on education related issues. Last week, my friend and Missouri Mom Congress Delegate, Angela McCormick posted where her research on this subject took her- so I asked her to guest blog what she found. Welcome Angela! Where do... Read more »

Why I Didn't Write About the CTU Strike...

Chicago Public School teachers are on strike. There hasn’t been a strike in 25 years. This is national news…everyone is blogging about it. (even fellow ChicagoNow comedic bloggers, “Lists that Actually Matter”) What kind of education blogger sits this one out? The number of issues and angles to a potential story are overwhelming—maybe I am... Read more »

If You Have Boys- You Should Read This

Boys are falling behind….boys are in crisis…I have been hearing more about this lately- on blogs, television, op-ed pieces, and books.  Sunday Morning on CBS ran a story on this last month.  It featured a dean from Kenyon College explaining how she has trouble getting qualified male applicants for her school.  She pointed out that... Read more »

What Inspires You?

When was the last time you were truly inspired?  When did someone or something motivate you to action, spark your emotions, or awaken you, causing you to think in a different way? Can’t remember? Not surprising. In the busy routine of our work-a-day lives, inspiration seems elusive and all too rare. In the wood paneled... Read more »
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