Kevin Coval and his non-profit Young Chicago Authors are inspiring teens throughout the city. Our conversation traces the origin of Louder than a Bomb - the largest youth poetry festival in the world and its impact on Chicago kids.
Our second annual Back to School Special! (Except we are not going back to school). We get a Waylon update in this episode and then discuss SB 1947 - the landmark, and controversial, school funding bill passed by Springfield.
The second part of our conversation with CPAA president, Troy Laraviere. We discuss his vision to make CPAA a member driven organization. His answer to our question about whether he is crazy enough to run for mayor of Chicago may surprise you.
Part One of our epic conversation with Chicago Principals and Administrators Association president Troy LaRaviere. The conversation ranges from Troy's time in CPS and the US Navy to when he knew he had to start speaking out about issues he saw in the Chicago Public Schools.
A conversation with Becky Vevea, award winning reporter, at WBEZ in Chicago, Illinois. The conversation ranges from the 2012 CPS teacher strike and school closings to jumping around at Wisconsin football games.
A conversation with the Lewis-Sebring Director of the Consortium on School Research. Dr. Allensworth's research over the last 17 years (5 Essentials, On-Track, Middle School Indicators...) has been influential in helping the Chicago Public Schools and other districts bridge research and practice.
An interview with State Senator Andy Manar. Senator Manar has worked extensively on education funding reform and is a champion of equity. The conversation focuses on the past, present and future of PK-12 funding in Illinois.