Schools

Part Two: This is How I Teach Virtually
SCHOOLS | November 24, 2020
Part Two: This is How I Teach Virtually

After a strong start, these three teachers have started to think about what they will concentrate on to keep their momentum going.

Rediscovering What Makes a Band Class Great
SCHOOLS | November 21, 2020
Rediscovering What Makes a Band Class Great

Despite all of the challenges of playing an instrument remotely, my students still want to keep learning, growing, and making music. 

Transforming a School Should be an Inclusive, Community-Led Effort
SCHOOLS | November 19, 2020
Transforming a School Should be an Inclusive, Community-Led Effort

My top priority is to show my students that there is inherent power in the universal right of being who we are.

Getting Serious About Closing Opportunity Gaps for Black Males
SCHOOLS | November 12, 2020
Getting Serious About Closing Opportunity Gaps for Black Males

Equity-informed solutions drive growth—and you also need leaders who will relate to the unique backgrounds of the populations that they serve.

If You Build It, Parents Will Come
SCHOOLS | November 7, 2020
If You Build It, Parents Will Come

When we give our students a platform to share what they are curious about with their parents, they will achieve more.

Helping Students Find their Voice through Election-Based Instruction
SCHOOLS | November 3, 2020
Helping Students Find their Voice through Election-Based Instruction

Educators at every grade level empower students to remember that their voice matters.

Stone Elementary’s Authentic Approach to Social Science Instruction
SCHOOLS | October 31, 2020
Stone Elementary’s Authentic Approach to Social Science Instruction

Ms. Perry and Ms. Saba hopes that students leave their classes with skillsets that prepare them to be active citizens in the future. 

My Entire Career Prepared Me for a Year Like This
SCHOOLS | October 22, 2020
My Entire Career Prepared Me for a Year Like This

Using technology to bridge generational differences has paid off for Dr. Hood and her students, staff, and parents at McDowell Elementary.

When You Know How to Listen, You Know How to Lead
SCHOOLS | October 15, 2020
When You Know How to Listen, You Know How to Lead

Behind every effective principal is an even more effective team. 

Recognizing Our Six National Blue Ribbon Schools
SCHOOLS | October 14, 2020
Recognizing Our Six National Blue Ribbon Schools

This year, six CPS schools received the 2020 National Blue Ribbon School distinction—the most ever for the district in a single year. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Woven Throughout Instruction at Columbia Explorers
SCHOOLS | October 1, 2020
Hispanic Heritage Month Woven Throughout Instruction at Columbia Explorers

Teachers and staff see the value in recognizing every student’s unique background. 

Part One: This is Why I Teach
SCHOOLS | September 3, 2020
Part One: This is Why I Teach

Follow Ms. Petrizzo, Mr. Spangler, and Ms. Griffin throughout the year to learn how they connect with and inspire their students.