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I Miss School, And I’m Adapting to Pandemic Learning, Too

The Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent effect on our lives have left many feeling aimless, confused, and even helpless. In many jobs, seasoned professionals and novice learners alike have done their best to adjust to working at home while also trying to stay motivated and positive in isolation. As a biology instructor at a high school on Chicago’s South Side,…

Project Soapbox Allows Students to Speak Their Minds

Spending a cold, snowy November Saturday at Jones College Prep for the Mikva Challenge Project Soapbox speech event was an inspiring experience. More than 250 high school students came out and gave the world a piece of their minds in 2-minute speeches on policy issues that fire them up. Estefani Armenta, a junior at Benito Juarez High School, reminded me…

This Week In CPS: Talking Local Education Reporting

If you’re reading this post, please join City Bureau and Chalkbeat Chicago this Thursday night at Public Newsroom 75 to talk about local education reporting. The event will be held at the Mikva Challenge offices, 200 S. Michigan, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here are the key questions for conversation: How can journalists cover schools in a way that is…

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