AUSL Summer 2014 Network News

AUSL Summer 2014 Network News

August 12, 2014 – August 2014 - White House Program Names AUSL as Turnaround Arts: Chicago Lead Parter, AUSL High School Graduates Earn $24.75 Million in College Scholarships, Chicago Teacher Residency Graduation, Casals Student Meets President Obama, 2014 Festival of the Arts & Sciences...

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Living amid violence but not defined by it

Chicago Tribune – Living amid violence but not defined by it

August 10, 2014 – They've been interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR's "Weekend Edition." They've appeared on WBEZ-FM radio and Fox 32 News, and are scheduled to be on the WGN Morning News Monday. On Aug. 20, they'll be guests at a Jane Addams Hull-House Museum program on the effects of referring to the city's high-crime neighborhoods as Chiraq and Terror Town. But on a sunny afternoon last week, ...

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‘You Don’t Really Know Us,’ Chicago Kids Tell News Media

NPR – ‘You Don’t Really Know Us,’ Chicago Kids Tell News Media

August 02, 2014 – Tired of seeing their neighborhood portrayed in news reports as a desolate and violent place, fifth-graders in Chicago's South Shore area wrote what their teacher calls a "counternarrative." Their op-ed for The Chicago Tribune includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us." The students attend the Bradwell School of Excellence in South Shore. They wrote the...

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Deeper than a Class Discussion

Deeper than a Class Discussion

One of the most amazing experiences thus far has been the opportunity to partake in class discussions where I can draw from my own experiences and correlate them with scholarly readings. Most of the topics have surely hit home, literally, as I often catch myself sharing the readings with friends and families to gain an even bigger insight and perspective.

Do students learn best from a ...

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