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Change in the Windy City: A Chicago Perspective

What lessons can be learned from the push to turn around schools in the nation’s third-largest school district? What is the union’s role in the efforts? Are classroom teachers noticing a chance in their school environment or in student achievement?

Panelists: Alexander Russo, blogger, This Week in Education (moderator); Jennifer Husbands, Academy for Urban School Leadership; Don Fraynd, turnaround officer, Chicago Public Schools; Jesse Sharkey, vice president, Chicago Teachers Union; Xian Barrett, Chicago Public Schools teacher and author. Recorded at EWA’s March 24, 2012 seminar at the University of Chicago, “School Turnarounds: Are SIG Dollars Making a Difference?”

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