Freeda Pirillis, a first grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools, was a member of the very first VIVA Idea Exchange, Voices from the Classroom. For the last three years, she has been working with the Chicago Teachers Union to develop Common Core curricula. As she describes in this story on Chicago Public Radio, she was
This year’s two-part Reimagining School symposium series brings together nationally recognized visionaries to discuss the ways in which schools can and must foster the creativity and innovation essential to our students’ global competence in a changing world.
Commentary by Nancy Hahn was published in the Aug. 21 edition of Education Week.
Unified Vision for Unified Connection between Social and Academic Learning VIVA Minneapolis Teachers Recommend Eight Behavior Improvement Strategies As the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Board of Education contemplates a new discipline policy for its nearly 37,000 students, New Voice Strategies’ VIVA Teachers project asked those on the frontline how they would improve behavior. They responded
Classroom teachers recommend ways to narrow achievement gaps in Gateway Cities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 11, 2013 CONTACT: Laura Barrett, MTA, 617-878-8267 Download the Report The state’s largest teachers union has released recommendations from teachers in low-income urban districts about ways to help narrow student achievement gaps, including replacing “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that lead