Black Lives vs. the Obama Presidential Library
Language Learning for STEM Education
Urban Teens Demand Environmental Justice
Race & Equity
Writing Program Empowers Mothers in Shelter

For women staying at Maria Shelter in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, opportunities to write about their experiences may be scarce. A community engagement project is ensuring these women's voices and experiences are heard. – Read More »
Creating Calm Communities

Pilot programs in Chicago Public School classrooms seek to use mindfulness techniques, nature videos and group discussions to mitigate the harmful effects of urban trauma in schools. – Read More »
Socioeconomic Diversity for Selective Enrollment

At Chicago's selective enrollment Lindblom High School, neighborhood students are woefully under-represented. Strategies to attract elementary students and their parents are paying off in changing perceptions about selective enrollment attendance. – Read More »
Are Minority Students Under-Represented in Special Education?

A study from Penn State University indicated racial, ethnic, and language minority students are under-represented in special education services, contrary to a vast amount of research stating the exact opposite. An analysis of the causes of confusion and why perception of under-representation might actually be over-representation. – Read More »
The Decline of the Urban Black Teacher

The proportion of Black teachers in Chicago Public Schools has declined from 40 percent to 23 percent over the last 15 years. One researcher argues the problem has nothing to do with teacher candidates and everything to do with how the inequities of urban public schools socialize Black youth and teens away from the profession. – Read More »
Creating College Culture in Urban High Schools

As principal at Chicago's George Washington High School, Kevin Gallick is building a college-going hub by transforming community expectations about education and careers after high school. – Read More »
Stemonomics: A STEM Crisis for Blacks and Latinos

The STEM workforce crisis in America is not about open jobs and unqualified workers. In a longform analysis, teachers, researchers and non-profit leaders make the case that America must open the STEM doors to Black and Latino youth. – Read More »
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