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Our Teachers – how to get them, how to keep them
Illinois Humanities Council
Thursday, September 22, 2016
How can schools and neighborhoods help get and keep the best teachers for their students?
Join us for an interactive experience about teacher retention in Chicago public schools, modeled after a school day. Participants will first hear a keynote from Susan Moore Johnson (Harvard) on how to attract and retain teachers of color.
Then, they’ll travel in groups from classroom to classroom for ten-minute periods led by Chicagoans, like David Gregg (teacher at Senn High School) or Michelle Leon (student at Kelly High School), who are confronting the same issues.
Finally, participants will gather for a school assembly, where everyone will have a chance to share their voice and discuss the future of education in Chicago – complete with a performance by the Kenwood Academy concert choir.
More on Continuing Ed.: Parents and the Future of Illinois Public Schools
Continuing Ed. is a yearlong, statewide series working with parents, schools, and communities across the state – in Chicago, Decatur, Elgin, and Jackson County to move the conversation about public education back to parents. All Chicago events will be moderated by Laura Washington (Chicago Sun-Times). For the complete schedule and more information, see www.ILhumanities.org/education.