Posts tagged "CPS"

The loveliest Chicago community garden

The loveliest Chicago community garden
I stumbled upon the loveliest Chicago community garden this week and am in awe of the beauty of this large and loved hidden gem at Waters Elementary School near Montrose and Western on the north side of the city. The school received a grant from the well-known organic food company Annie’s and are featured on the site.... Read more »

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 »

Conan at The Chicago Theatre

Conan at The Chicago Theatre
Yesterday morning my kids, mom and I piled in the car to head downtown and stand in line for Conan O’Brien tickets.  We waited about 45 minutes, but credit belongs to the staff as it was extremely organized and before long we had our wristbands and tickets. Home we went for the last day of... Read more »
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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 »