The roots of so-called achievement gaps lie in lack of access to opportunity for disadvantaged kids. Chicago must continue to create opportunity for every child in every school, starting with access to science, social studies and the arts.
At Tarkington Elementary, Kids Do Science Right
At Tarkington Elementary on the Southwest Side, kids are talking science and doing science. Sadly, that’s news. As a mom, I can say my own 4th-grade daughter hasn’t done enough real science in her elementary school years. And study after study shows she’s not alone. What’s different at Tarkington? Teachers, supported by their principal, have made science a priority. They…