Social Studies teacher Adam Heenan sets the record straight on the campaign to opt out of ISAT tests in Chicago.
Xian Barrett, Chicago VIVA teacher who was honored at the CPS Board meeting for his work on the 49 recommendations for the longer school day, says “listen to the people who know how to fix things–teachers, parents, and students (download).”
Letter to Editor from VIVA Teacher Leader Kori Milroy, Chicago Sun-Times A Sun-Times story on Dec. 13 had this headline: “Is daily recess a ‘human right’ for school kids?” I believe it is. Currently, children in some Chicago Public Schools enter their elementary classrooms in the morning and, except for a brief 20-minute lunch break,
A Chicago Tribune editorial about the test cheating scandals and its recommendation that Chicago officials use precious education resources to investigate whether similar cheating occurred in Chicago merited a strong response from VIVA. Our letter appeared online on Aug. 10. Here’s what we said: Your editorial of Aug. 4 has it exactly right about the