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The Bill Gates money runs out this year. I don’t know if this fact as begun to hit the school yet but it’s hitting me. 

 

Small schools around the country get sponsored by a variety of non-government organizations bolstered largely by the Gates Foundation. We...

With each new headline, it seems like no school is safe.

 

Chicago: An honor roll student from Fenger High School, Derrion Albert, was brutal beaten to death by four classmates on his way home from school. The incident received international attention...

What makes humans different? Being teachers and loving it!

 

In a recent panel discussion I attended,  Alan Alda and the producer's of the PBS documentary, “The Human Spark” tackled the question of what makes us different from the other animals...

Homework used to be the bane of my existence. I’m pretty sure my little friends felt the same way too. I had a laundry list of complaints about homework. Again, I’m pretty sure my little friends did as well. 

 

However, homework is not going...

Teachers for Social Justice is a grassroots organization of teachers from Chicago schools - from public to private to independent and alternative. These educators come together to create classrooms that support anti-racist, multicultural, multilingual educational experience that teaches students...

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