Fifth-graders defend their South Shore neighborhood

Chicago Tribune – Fifth-graders defend their South Shore neighborhood

July 27, 2014 – This piece was written by my fifth-grade students at the Bradwell School of Excellence in South Shore. They wrote this collaboratively as a counternarrative to the constant negative publicity their neighborhood receives as a result of gun violence. Writing was an opportunity for them to give voice to the humanity of their home. Here's what they wrote. — Linsey Rose...

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“With great power comes great responsibility.”

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

A few months ago, being an AUSL resident was my dream. Now, I wake up every morning, hurried. If I’m not double checking deadlines, I’m doing readings and if I’m not walking my dog I’m rushing to the train for my hour commute into the city. Papers and professors, teacher moves and checklists, there is always something that needs to be done! But, you know what? I am livin...

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That Feeling

That Feeling

Many positive aspects of the AUSL experience are easily identifiable: the caring teachers, the interesting classes, the distinctive teaching model. But there has also been something unique about my experience so far that I have struggled to put my finger on. After orientation, I felt energized and fulfilled, and I knew it had something to do with the kindness and excitement of my peers- but it ...

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One of Chicago’s best schools, right in Austin

Austin Weekly News – One of Chicago’s best schools, right in Austin

July 10, 2014 – In many suburbs the quality of the public schools is a significant factor in the appeal of a neighborhood or community. The better the schools are, the greater the appeal to live in the area that the schools serve. What if there was a Chicago neighborhood school that was so good that it influenced your decision to consider living in that area? Howe is truly a bright diamond...

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