Archive for May 2016

Chicago Public Schools students share when speaking up made a difference in their lives

As part of our junior English class, my Chicago Public Schools students converted their personal essays into audio essays. These audio pieces explore the views of four young people who found the courage in themselves to speak up when faced with difficult situations. For Benito Escobar, speaking to police officers in a complex situation gave... Read more »

Why my 8-year-old daughter loves dancing flamenco

Why my 8-year-old daughter loves dancing flamenco
For over a year, my 8-year-old daughter has been taking flamenco classes at Studio Mangiameli in Logan Square. She loves it.  This weekend, Angela will perform with over fifty dancers in Lovesong, a dance concert inspired by T. S. Eliot’s “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Chiara Mangiameli, the accomplished flamenco dancer who choreographed the show,... Read more »