Archive for April 2020

Stop telling Chicago Public Schools students they're falling behind during the COVID-19 pandemic

I keep hearing questions about summer school and addressing the “lost learning” Chicago Public Schools students will experience during this pandemic because they’re going to “fall behind”—especially if they’re low-income black and brown kids. We know the effects of this pandemic will linger for a long time. Economically, Latino communities are predicted to receive the... Read more »

Help students understand Covid-19's disproportionate impact on communities of color

I want my Chicago Public Schools students to understand how racism manifests itself in systems of every day life.  If we don’t teach our students to see race, we’re not teaching them 21st century literacy skills. These days, report after report shares one truth: black and brown communities are being hit harder by Covid-19.  Most... Read more »