Archive for January 2018

Chicago Public Schools students create plays from news stories

Chicago Public Schools students create plays from news stories
This week, I’m sharing the story of a group of Chicago Public Schools high-school students who wrote their own plays inspired by news and current events. The students attend Hancock College Prep, the newest and only Selective Enrollment high school on Chicago’s Southwest side. And that’s where I teach. As part of their drama class,... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools employee makes conscious hip hop music

Many Chicago Public Schools employees have a creative side they nurture outside of work. It’s not easy with all of our demands, professional and personal. But many CPS employees make the time to pursue an artistic dream. During the school day, Jamel Moore is a one-on-one aide to a CPS student with special needs. But... Read more »