Jonathan Kozol discussion and book signing this Thursday 9/27

Come hear renowned author Jonathan Kozol discuss his new book, "Fire in the Ashes: Twenty Five Years Amongst the Poorest Children in America on 9/27. Kozol has been writing about urban education for forty-five years and is the author of many books including Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities. He is a leading voice on the need for educational equality in our country and writes about our children who are most often left behind.   

September 27 (6pm - 8pm)

Thorne Auditorium of Northwestern University Law School

375 East Chicago Avenue

 

What happened this week? Where do we go from here?

Dear Parents,

What a week. What does it all mean? Why was my kid out of school? What’s going to change for the short-term and what’s going to possibly change for the long-term? What is the role of parents in all of this?  We know there are a range of opinions and questions from parents right now.  Most of us will be thrilled that our kids will likely be returning to school this week.

Memo to CPS: It’s Time to Stop Saying “Full School Day”

Dear CEO Brizard and Marketing Department at CPS:

Many parents are tired of hearing the term “full school day.” A few dozen have emailed me since yesterday that they were also irritated by the letter that you sent home via US mail (calculated postage – 3 staff positions at CPS) lauding the “full school day” and explaining your view on the potential strike. Can you put these in backpacks next time?

Childcare Options in the Event of a Strike

We still remain hopeful that the teacher's union and the city will come to an agreement before September 10th. This has been a stressful time for all parties involved and there's much uncertainty about not just whether our kids will be in school but how all stakeholders will work together in our district beyond a potential strike. The tenor and culture of this system needs vast improvement. We are certainly hoping that this school year does not bring more of the same. 

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