Posts in category "Chicago Public School"

The Chicago Public School Strike rolls on: More free activities to keep your kids busy

The Chicago Public School Strike rolls on: More free activities to keep your kids busy
Kids home from school again tomorrow? Running out of things to do to keep the learning going (unexpected break in the school schedule be damned!)? I've got a wonderful (FREE!) option for you. The James Dyson Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Public Library is supporting students by offering hands-on engineering workshops every day the strike continues. All this week, the Foundation will host workshops to engage students through practical activities  at various Chicago Public Library locations. Participants will build rover racers, construct marble runs, and craft geodesic domes. Even though classes aren't in session, they'll be learning! Snacks will also be offered to students. These workshops will be fun and action packed. See below for all of the details on the remaining workshops (for this week anyway)...

Chicago Children's Museum offers free admission to all CPS Students this week

Chicago Children's Museum offers free admission to all CPS Students this week
To support Chicago Public School families this week, Chicago Children’s Museum is offering free admission to all CPS students from September 10-14. This limited-time offer will assist parents and caregivers with an opportunity to engage their children in an environment of play and activity while classes are suspended (and help pass the time during what... Read more »

Oh wow. This is really happening: What to do with your kids during the CPS teacher's strike

Oh wow. This is really happening: What to do with your kids during the CPS teacher's strike
I thought that they were going to be able to work this out. Guess not. What a mess. For all of the thousands of parents who are freaking out about the week ahead, let me direct you to the Macaroni Kid Chicago Loop guide to strike activities. My friend Sara has put together a comprehensive... Read more »
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Illinois House approves 4-day school week

“Excuse me. If my school moves to a 4-day week, what am I supposed to do while my parents are at work?” Yesterday, the Illinois House approved a bill that would create a 4-day school week for many Illinois schools. The bill was passed by an 81-21 vote. What the heck are these people thinking?... Read more »

Fed Up With School Lunch: A teacher blogs anonymously about school lunches

One brave  teacher has had it with the food served to Illinois school kids and she has decided to do something about it. Since the beginning of January 2010, an anonymous teacher has been eating the school lunch every day. On her blog Fed Up with School Lunch, she posts a photograph and shares her... Read more »