Chicago School Closings; Film Screening, Research Presentation, and Panel Discussion


Chicago's School Closings — Film Screening, Research Presentation, and Discussion The second installment in The School Project film series, Chicago's Public Schools: Closed will explore the major event in 2013 that sparked the filmmaker team to begin this project: the [...]

Good Morning Mission Hill on a Screen Near You


Unlike most of their public school peers, Mission Hill teachers have control of their curriculum, and a say in most aspects of school life. At this Boston public school academics connect to experiences, empathy and exploration are valued, and children with diverse abilities [...]

Good Morning Mission Hill – Rethink What Equity Looks Like in Public Schools


GOOD MORNING MISSION HILL – The Freedom To Teach, The Freedom To Learn A reaction against the latest public school reforms is brewing, with parents all over the country opting out of the 2014 testing cycle. Many more are [...]

IDEA: The Institute for Democratic Education in America Invites You To May 9th Journey For Justice Webinar


Post by IDEA. The J4J Children Are Not Collateral Damage Webinar – May 9th 2014 – 8:30PM ET Jitu Brown, National Director of J4J Alliance, Deborah Meier, Educator for near fifty years, Activist, and President of Save Our Schools Board, Chicago's Dyett High School Students, [...]

Journey For Justice – Our Children Are Not Collateral Damage Webinar


Journey for Justice Alliance Webinar – Our Children Are Not Collateral Damage Jitu Brown, married and father of one child, is the National Director of the Journey For Justice Alliance. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Jitu has [...]

Sharon Smith – J4J Webinar Panelist


Sharon Smith Sharon Smith is the President and CEO of Parents Unified for Local School Education (PULSENJ), a parent-led non-profit organization created to train, organize, mobilize, and inform parents about education issues, parental rights, bringing parents into the decision making process, empowering parents [...]

‘American Promise’ and ‘Promises Kept’ – The Black Male Achievement Gap


‘American Promise’ and ‘Promises Kept’: New documentary, book tackle black male achievement gap By Alexis Garrett Stodghill | Originally Published at The Grio. February 3, 2014 at 4:42 PM New documentary, book tackle black male achievement gap Inspired [...]