Maybe now is a good time to start thinking about more kinds of child care and community. Weary Chicago parents need respite and support.
Author: Maureen Kelleher
Chicago Public Schools’ Failure to Plan Is Failing Families
Parents are furious over CPS leadership’s staggering lack of planning in the face of Omicron. Today’s CTU labor action can be traced to the district and Mayor Lori Lighfoot’s repeated failure to plan ahead.
Update: A CPS Third-Grader Got in Trouble for Stating Truths about Columbus
When I met with my daughter’s teacher and her principal, I came with the historical facts and information from the teachers’ site to educate students on Indigenous Peoples Day. My daughter’s teacher just hadn’t taken the time to read the material.
Books and Blooms toward a diverse library at Montessori School of Englewood
The Montessori School of Englewood—a charter school that offers free education to children from some of Chicago’s most at-risk communities—is working to raise $10,000 through an initiative called Books and Blooms.
NYC May Make Dramatic Changes to Its Gifted Program—Should Chicago Do the Same?
New York City’s Bill de Blasio announced recently that the NYC Public School system will phase out the Gifted and Talented Program. Beginning next fall, no new kindergarteners will be enrolled into gifted elementary school classes, which accounts for about 16,000 students. Of those students, about 75 percent are white or Asian American (who make up about 25 percent of…
A CPS Third-Grader Got in Trouble for Stating Truths about Columbus
A Chicago Public Schools third-grader knows the real deal on Columbus and Indigenous Peoples Day. Do you?
Bumbling No More: Transfer Accomplished
While I’m delighted that all this effort put Youngest in a better situation, it shouldn’t be necessary. Every neighborhood school should be a Great Neighborhood School.
Bumbling through CPS Transfer, Part IV: Safety Transfer vs. Pulling Strings
Youngest shouldn’t have to be a brand-new kid in school this year. But what will it take to get him back to his old school?