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Murdered Man’s Daughter Sets Up Scholarships for Young Black Men

The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation wants to send more of Chicago’s black youth to college

In 1982, a man was gunned down in Chicago. He was the father of former…

By Robin White Goode

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Chance the Rapper Against All Odds

Chicago public schools woes a result of apathy toward minority children

Chicago is a major American city, but it’s also one of the most segregated cities…

By Robin White Goode

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Chance the Rapper Talks Education with Illinois Gov

The Grammy Award winner uses his fame to address a system in need

It’s not every day that a rapper makes an appointment with a state governor to…

By Robin White Goode

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Equipping Our Kids — The STOP Shows How to Interact with Police

This social-emotional curriculum empowers students in Chicago Public schools

That sentence alone needs to give us pause. Bryant doesn’t look suspicious. He’s rather a…

By Robin White Goode

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 13

Smaller, better school environments are most effective

There is strong evidence that a variety of high school‑age interventions, most of them targeting…

By Robin White Goode

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5 Reasons This Teacher Loves Khan Academy

Parents and kids like it too

I appreciate that the software is designed like a game, though not necessarily a competitive…

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No Lines in the Sand: How to Keep Ourselves Honest in School Politics

A Chicago teacher exposes the tension inherent in 'looking out for your own'

Doing what’s best for underserved public school children and for your own can lead to…

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How Long Before We Achieve Education Equity in America? 250 Years?

"Justice delayed is justice denied." - Martin Luther King Jr.

Education equity remains elusive since the Coleman Report first formally exposed learning gaps between black…

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Chicago’s Principals Ready to Quit School

Do black schoolchildren's lives matter in the 'Windy City?'

In Chicago, 40% of public school principals plan to quit their jobs by 2018. With…

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The Clock is Ticking For Teachers in Chicago Public Schools

One educator's New Year's wish for Chicago's teachers

A Chicago teacher discusses the city’s severe budget shortfall and lack of creative solutions to…

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Teachers Who Pray

One teacher brings together educators who believe in the power of prayer

“Teachers can pray before or after school—it is considered protected free speech. If I can…

By Robin White Goode

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Chicago Public Schools as Scrooge

A Christmas miracle may be needed to save public school funding in a major American city

If I could write an education-based parody of A Christmas Carol, I would have to…

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Laquan McDonald and What My Dying Father Told Me About the Chicago Police

The tragedy of the blue wall of silence

My daddy was born and raised near Money, Mississippi, and was a teenager himself in…

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Black Like Them: Why a ‘Surge’ of Color Could Change the Face of Ed Reform

Is education reform diverse enough?

Do people of color need to lead ed reform to effect real change? 82% of…

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Why Chicago’s Public Schools Are Losing Black Teachers

One teacher has her suspicions

Chicago Public Schools is seeing a steep decline in its number of black teachers. One…

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Chicago School Restructuring Misplaces African American Students

The bottom line is outweighing the value of an education

Aside from the teachers, those who will be most heavily affected are the students that…

By Sasha King

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