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Chicago Public School Budget Cuts is Child Abuse

Chicago Public School Budget Cuts is Child Abuse
Today is the first Monday of summer and the last day of school. Our children are sweltering in un-air conditioned schools, due to making up the days they missed back in September during the teacher’s strike.   Now, in the final days of the year, we are learning schools have lost hundreds of thousands of... Read more »

Every parent's worst nightmare

Every parent's worst nightmare
This letter came home from school last week. If you don’t have time or care to read the above, in sum it says a man came onto school property and told a student his mother was sleeping and to come home with him instead.  Luckily, the child ran away from the man and immediately found... Read more »

It Doesn't Get Easier Once You Leave the Hospital

It Doesn't Get Easier Once You Leave the Hospital
From the bottom of my heart, I want to send a sincere thank you to each of you that commented, messaged, emailed, texted, called and prayed for me.  I truly felt all of the love and it was eye opening how many people know someone who has experienced Multiple Sclerosis or a similar scare at... Read more »
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An Interview with CPS Chief Education Advisor Barbara Byrd-Bennett

An Interview with CPS Chief Education Advisor Barbara Byrd-Bennett
Bright and early this morning before negotiations began, I spoke with Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Advisor.  She has been sitting at the negotiation table for four weeks now and I’m a grateful she took time to speak with me. Barbara Byrd-Bennett is an experienced educator, supervisor, administrator, researcher of public urban education... Read more »

Chicago Public School's Strike: Why Haven't We Heard from the Teachers?

Chicago Public School's Strike: Why Haven't We Heard from the Teachers?
This week Chicago classrooms are overflowing with excited kids, apprehensive parents and committed teachers.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in Charlotte at The Democratic National Convention with fifty Chicago police officers. The teachers are dedicating long hours to set up their classrooms in an organized rhythm for the year ahead.  They haven’t spoken out on how this... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools Announce Guidelines for Longer School Day

Chicago Public Schools Announce Guidelines for Longer School Day
Did you see or hear the news about Chicago Public School’s move to full school day?  Parents that I’ve chatted with at school, soccer and the grocery store have shared their confusion about the details.  Luckily, I had the pleasure of speaking with CEO Brizard yesterday and all the information is available on the Chicago Public School’s website.   CEO... Read more »
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Your Chance to Talk with Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Your Chance to Talk with Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard
Last week I was invited to meet with Chicago Public School’s CEO Brizard along with the bloggers behind Big City Belly, CPS Obsessed, The Chicago Moms and Families in the Loop.  Unfortunately, due to my yoga teaching schedule I didn’t have time to make it downtown and back north in time for class so I called in via... Read more »

Overcrowding in Classrooms a Problem in Chicago

Overcrowding in Classrooms a Problem in Chicago
I’m an avid supporter of Chicago Public Schools.  I find it absurd that families feel they have to move to the suburbs because the schools in the city are not good enough for their children’s education.  There are other city dwellers that send their children to private school and spend absorbent amounts of hard earned money... Read more »

Does Your Child Eat School Cafeteria Food?

Does Your Child Eat School Cafeteria Food?
Anonymous blogger Mrs. Q wrote on her blog Fed Up With Food for one year (2010) documenting daily Chicago Public School lunches.  She recently revealed herself as parent and speech pathologist Sarah Wu, just in time for her new book to come out.  Every day she secretly photographed the lunch and critiqued its healthy qualities. Since my son began kindergarten... Read more »
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Emanuel Won't Send His Kids to CPS Schools, But We Should?

I tend not to write about politics because coming from a split family, I know it is a battle not worth fighting.  But, the more I ponder about our new mayor, Rahm Emanuel, choosing to send his kids to a private school, University of Chicago’s Lab School in Hyde Park, I am mad. My son is... Read more »
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