Ms. Katie's Ramblings
Sunday, October 18, 2015
We Can't Talk About Discipline Without Discussing Mental Health
I try to follow closely the discussions around school discipline including zero tolerance or "no excuses" discipline policies, res...
The Ugly Truths of Choice and That Which Divides Us
I spent the summer working on the Southwest side of Chicago-knocking on doors, organizing, and helping plan education justice events. I met ...
AUSL: A Pale Immitation of Good Teaching
The other day, I was at a professional development at an elementary school near mine on the south side of Chicago. I'm a Social-Emotiona...
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Shame on Noble Street
Despite negative community impact, Noble Street Charter Network seeks to expand on the southwest of ...
Sunday, June 7, 2015
It's Time to Bring Charters Back Into the Public Fold
Across the country, it is becoming ever clearer that the charter experiment has failed . Every glowi...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Say "Sayonara" to the Japanese Language Program at Langston Hughes Elementary
Banner at the entrance to our school reads: "Welcome to Langston Hughes Elementary" Fo...
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Teachers: How We Treat Each Other Matters
Teachers are under attack. We know how our profession is being dismantled, our job protections are being systematically removed, and our wo...
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