Graduate Address: Robin Purman

Graduate Address: Robin Purman

Last August, after a summer of graduate school classes and weeks of waiting in anticipation for our school and mentor placements, I was finally, finally in Solorio Academy High School, setting up my classroom with my mentor. As we got to know each other while organizing, cleaning and decorating our room, she said something to me that I will never forget: “...

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Graduate Address: Rebecca Rubin

Graduate Address: Rebecca Rubin

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2016 AUSL CTR graduation! I see a lot of supportive faces in the crowd today: family, friends, significant others, and my therapist also known as my mother. Thank you everyone who has come out today to watch as we finish our journey, and thank you family and friends for putting up with our confusing acronyms for the past seven months.

It’s hard to believ...

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CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary

Inside CPS – CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary

May 10, 2016 – When I visited Sherman School of Excellence, I was truly impressed by what I saw. A former turnaround school, this West Englewood campus is now rated Level 1 – proof of what can be achieved with the right combination of leadership and teacher talent. Principal Mellodie Brown has a background in mentoring teachers, and it shows. When she came to Sherman four years ago, her go...

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School Didn’t Recycle, So Fifth-Graders Started A Program Themselves

DNAinfo – School Didn’t Recycle, So Fifth-Graders Started A Program Themselves

May 5, 2016 – A group of Deneen Elementary fifth-graders has started a schoolwide recycling program. After learning about the negative effects of not recycling, three students desperately wanted to know if Deneen had its own recycling program. When told ‘no’ by their teacher, it didn’t take long for the trio to launch “Going Green at Deneen” at the school at 7257 S. State St. Now the...

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