Archive for March 2018

Chicago Public Schools needs to invest in school newspapers and journalism programs

The Southside Weekly ran a story about the journalism programs at three Chicago Public Schools: Juarez, Lindblom, and Hancock (where I teach journalism).  High-school newspapers, like so much of print media, are dying out.  But a few of us high-school teachers are finding ways to keep this medium–which challenges students to be responsible, informative, and... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools grad committed to increasing diversity on her Michigan college campus

This guest post is by my former Chicago Public Schools student Alondra Alcazar.  While growing up, everything was normal to me. Waking up to the delicious smell of huevos con chorizo and chilaquiles and the sound of my mom giving praise to Juan Gabriel was what made my Saturday mornings distinct. However, it wasn’t pleasant... Read more »