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Every Day Super Heroes

Scrolling through Facebook this morning, I came across a status post of my friend Charles’ conversation with one of his students at Hyde Park Career Academy: Charles: How was your summer? Student: I was in jail. Charles: For what? Student: Pistol charge…rather get caught with it than without it. The sad truth is that many […]

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This Video Will Change the Way Adults Speak to Children

The Atlanta Speech School recently released a video that highlights the impact of how adults communicate with children in a school setting can positively or negatively affect a students learning process. According to a press release from the school, the video “demonstrates how small changes in adult behavior, both inside and outside of the classroom, can […]

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They Must Have Forgotten About Us… Again

A little over a week ago, CPS laid off 1,000 employees—half of those were teachers.  Today, in doing my daily Facebook rounds, I learned that there is an upcoming hiring fair in which CPS plans to hire 1,000 teachers.  What kind of game is the district playing? Additionally, there will be public hearings in which […]

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7 Rules for Radical Parents to Demand Great Education

My (almost) 5-year-old is super excited about September 12th.  That’s the day when she and her 3-year-old brother will start their fall schedule as homeschool students.  As we enter into another “Back to School” season, my heart is breaking for the thousands of families across Chicago that do not have that same sense of certainty […]

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Because the Civil Rights Movement Wasn’t Just a March…

I’m probably going to piss some people off with this post but it’s a risk I’m willing to take because I’m here to tell you that…marches are not movements.   Selma didn’t just happen, ya know.  Fresh in people’s minds is Bloody Sunday when hundreds of civil rights activists were terrorized and brutalized by Alabama […]

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It’s Time For More Black Men in the Classroom

Ever since I made the decision to pursue a career in education, I have constantly been praised and told, “We need more black males in education”. Before, I simply agreed and went about my business, but lately that statement has me thinking. I’ve encountered several black men who are phenomenal educators and make a difference […]

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