Chicago Public Schools students are back in school. Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute. WBEZ Chicago has more on the fight between teachers and schools on in-person instruction: About 900 CPS staff members, including nearly 30% of teachers required to work on Monday, were absent, CPS said Monday evening. This includes staff who…
Two Strategies We’re Not Hearing Enough: Outdoor Learning and Building Trust with Families
Last night I had the great pleasure to speak with my friend Marisol Quevedo Rerucha of the National Parents Union during her nightly restorative check-in. If you need to catch your breath, she has a nice breathing exercise for you! We had the opportunity to discuss two strategies to support learning that aren’t getting enough air time during the pandemic:…
Noble Charter Schools Share Tips for Remote Learning
How did your first week of school go? How was your connection? Did you have any hiccups? If you had issues, you might be interested to see what the Noble Network of Charter Schools had on tap for their students and faculty at the start of this bizarre, upside-down, pandemic-laden school year. Calling it #NobleReadyForRemote, this morning Noble shared on…
It’s Time to Tell Joe Biden His Education Task Force Needs Black & Brown Parents
To be truly unifying, the Biden-Sanders Education Unity Task Force needs Black and Brown parents. Sign the petition!
Join Our Conversation on Learning and #PostCovEd
Join us on Thursday, April 23, at 5 p.m. Central Time, for our inaugural Zoom web chat, #PostCovEd: How the Pandemic Is Changing Schooling Now and for the Future.
Fellow Parents of Color, We Really Can Do This Homeschooling Thing
For parents who were not planning to join the homeschooling community this year, the struggle is real. But support is out there, you can do this, and your kids might even be better educated as a result.