Archive for June 2014

When a Chicago Public Schools teacher smells marijuana

At tomorrow’s Chicago Public Schools Board meeting, Barbara Byrd-Bennett will present revisions to the Student Code of Conduct that, according a CPS press release, “recognize that the best way to support student learning is to keep kids in school and limit out-of-school suspensions, promoting a restorative approach to keep students in the classroom.” I’ve taught... Read more »

A Chicago Public Schools graduate finds value volunteering in Boston's Cristo Rey School Network

A Chicago Public Schools graduate finds value volunteering in Boston's Cristo Rey School Network
This school year, René Howard-Páez, my former Chicago Public Schools student (and someone who also grew up in Little Village), completed a volunteer year at Boston’s Cristo Rey High School.  From his Facebook posts, I see how comfortable René is in his role as advisor and mentor.  René’s school is lucky to host such an... Read more »