Tag: Remote learning

Our Kids Need Flexible Learning

Until the pandemic forced us to rethink learning, the structure of school went unchanged for decades. Educators certainly refined their craft, incorporating new tools and knowledge about how students learn, but if Rip Van Winkle fell asleep during math class in 1919 and woke up a hundred years later, he would have no trouble recognizing the rigid structures and routines of the school day. 

Dear Pandemic Homeschooler

Dear Pandemic Homeschooler,  Nobody in your family has done this before. Take a minute and take that in. It is back-to-school time and there are a lot of questions surrounding what that looks like for children. Many parents, after losing faith in their school system, are eager to explore homeschooling. So, they turn to the internet and discover it is…

RYH teach in on TLC

Parents Call for More Attention to Remote Learning and Reducing Digital Inequity

Raise Your Hand parents have developed a plan called Trust Learning Care (TLC), with concrete demands like $12.5 million more for students to access devices and Internet, a full commitment to meeting every student in special education’s IEP or 504 plan, at-home learning kits for young remote learners and outdoor options as the weather warms up.

Kidz Express

Neither the Pandemic Nor Remote Learning Stops Kidz Express from Helping West Side Kids

Across the country, educators, kids and families have experienced major disruptions due to the pandemic – ones they are still undergoing.  Here in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, Kidz Express offers direct support for kids and families. Through tutoring and homework help, we support their teachers, too. Kidz Express began when our two founders, Duane Ehresman and Warren King, were looking for…

If CPS and CTU Can’t Get Their Act Together, Parents Should Get Their Money Back

The pandemic-related tensions between Chicago’s school district and teachers union are boiling over.  Chicago Public Schools says the Chicago Teachers Union’s January 24 vote to not teach in-person classes until teachers are vaccinated is potentially “an illegal strike.” “Our collective bargaining agreement includes a no-strike clause, and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has ruled a strike of this nature…

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