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January 2017

IL Humanities: Our Neighborhood – What it Has, What it Needs

January 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelly High School, 4136 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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How does poverty impact education? As more and more public schools in CPS and across Illinois find themselves providing food, schools supplies, and other basic services for students living below the poverty line, the connections between economic inequality and school performance can’t be ignored. Join Pedro Noguera (UCLA) and education-leaders from across Illinois, like Karla Jimenez (Elgin) and Matt Andrews (Decatur), for a conversation on poverty’s impact on educational policy and practice in Chicago and across the state. MORE ON…

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February 2017

Unite: Design for Social Activism

February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Xavier Apartments, 625 W Division St.
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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Design, particularly graphic design, is engaged in many ways when activating social movements. Images, branding, signage, and illustration are employed to shape activism, to make it tangible, and to engage constituencies. On the evening of February 22nd, our panel of diverse thought leaders, activists, and professionals will come together to discuss the importance of graphic design in branding social movements and political activism. Panelists include: - George Aye, Co-Founder and Director of Innovation at Greater Good Studio (moderator) - Ellie…

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March 2017

Our Reforms – What Works, How Do We Know?

March 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UChicago Charter School – Woodlawn, 6420 W University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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How do we know what education reforms work? Last July Illinois did away with the highly touted PARCC exam for high school students after teachers, parents, and students from across the state boycotted it. How should communities respond to new educational initiatives like the PARCC exam? How can good reforms be distinguished from bad ones? Join Frederick Hess (AEI), Charles Payne (University of Chicago), Charles Tocci (Loyola University), and Mariela Estrada (Brighton Park Neighborhood Council) for a conversation on how…

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The View from Room 205: A Public Discussion w/ Linda Lutton and Eve Ewing

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
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Join WBEZ for an open, community discussion about the station’s recent documentary, The View from Room 205. WBEZ reporter Linda Lutton spent a year in a fourth grade classroom on Chicago’s West Side to examine the intersection of poverty, the American Dream and education. The story is told from the perspective of 9-year-olds and their school. Education sociologist (and former CPS middle school teacher)Eve Ewing of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration will be the classroom teacher…

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Hive Chicago Buzz 2017

March 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - March 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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COME WITH AN IDEA, LEAVE WITH A COMMUNITY Join educators and learners to co-create solutions to Chicago’s education challenges. The Mozilla Hive Chicago Learning Network envisions our city as a connected community where all learning counts. To achieve this vision we will connect leaders who use the tools and practices of the open web to co-create solutions that provide more equitable learning opportunities for teens.

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Charter Study Presentation by The UChicago Consortium on School Research

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Illinois Network of Charter Schools, 150 N Michigan Ave Suite 430
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Researchers from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research will discuss findings from a forthcoming study that examines three aspects of charter high schools in CPS. First, the study examines who enrolls in charter high schools and how their background characteristics compare to students who enroll in non-charter high schools. Second, it compares charter school students to similar students who enroll in non-charter schools on a range of outcomes including school transfers, non-cognitive skills, attendance, test scores, high school…

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Perceptions V. Reality: What to Consider When Choosing a CPS High School

March 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wells Community Academy High School, 936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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May 2017

Round-table Conversation on the History, Purpose, and Function of Public Schools

May 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604-3598 United States
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Event will be facilitated by the Great Books Foundation.

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June 2017

Generation All Youth Conference

June 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Film Row, 1104 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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The youth conference is an event after school on June 16th, 2017 that invites students to celebrate neighborhood high school successes as well as educate students on how to better their schools. Students will attend several workshops where they will be learn skills to enhance their schools. The goal of the conference is to empower neighborhood high school students to make a difference in their schools and communities. DETAILS: All Chicagoans a part of the neighborhood high school community, with…

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July 2017

Community Forum on CPS’ New Single Application for High School

July 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Benito Juarez High School, 2150 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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Thursday, July 20th Next Thursday July 20th, 6-7:30pm, at Juarez High School, Generation All, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago Teachers Union, and Raise Your Hand will hold a public forum on the new single application process for CPS high schools, GoCPS. CPS approved the new application at the April Board of Education meeting: All students applying to high school must use single app process Selective Enrollment HSs are NOT included in single app, and charters may opt-in CPS does not yet…

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