Chicago education – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 06:49:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://chicago43rd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-8-120x120.png Chicago education – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ 32 32 Schools play a leading role in promoting vaccines for young people https://chicago43rd.org/schools-play-a-leading-role-in-promoting-vaccines-for-young-people/ Sun, 07 Nov 2021 14:10:09 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/schools-play-a-leading-role-in-promoting-vaccines-for-young-people/ With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for young children, many elementary schools in the United States are preparing to offer the vaccines, which educators consider essential for students to learn in person and for the classroom experience to be. closer to what it once was. Some district leaders say that providing on-campus immunization clinics, […]]]>

With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for young children, many elementary schools in the United States are preparing to offer the vaccines, which educators consider essential for students to learn in person and for the classroom experience to be. closer to what it once was. Some district leaders say that providing on-campus immunization clinics, with the participation of trusted school staff, is essential to improve access and help overcome hesitation, especially in communities with high rates of vaccination. overall immunizations are low. Yet many school systems choose not to offer elementary schools as hosts for vaccination sites after some middle and high schools that have offered vaccines have been pushed back. More than 250 families have signed up for vaccinations that began Thursday at elementary schools in Duluth, Minnesota, which held clinics immediately after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval for the COVID-19 vaccine to Pfizer for children ages 5 to 11. .

Superintendent John Magas called vaccines a “game changer.” “It brings us a little closer to the transition from pandemic to endemic,” said Magas. “It allows us to reconsider things like social distancing and masking and things like that if security permits.” The Biden administration plans to send a letter to U.S. elementary schools next week asking them to host clinics. The education department is also urging schools to host town halls and webinars where parents can talk to doctors about the vaccine.

Districts that have organized or are planning clinics for young children stretch from Alaska to Vermont, said Hayley Meadvin, senior advisor to the Department of Education. When schools choose not to host clinics, families can turn to doctor’s offices, hospitals and other sites.

“There are many access points, and there is no wrong door, honestly,” Meadvin said.

In Ohio, some school districts were offering on-site clinics for older students, but Rick Lewis, director of the Ohio School Boards Association, said they hadn’t heard from any districts planning them for younger students. He noted that the CDC encourages districts to consider factors such as local needs for school clinics and adequate community support. Vaccination campaigns in schools have been set back and protested in Ohio and elsewhere, and some opponents say they plan to keep up the pressure as vaccination effort focuses on students younger. Sarah Kenney, who represents the Mainers for Health and Parental Rights group, argues that schools should not get involved or even talk to young children about the vaccine. She is worried about its novelty and the potential for long-term side effects. A Pfizer study of 2,268 children found the vaccine to be nearly 91% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections. The FDA examined 3,100 vaccinated children and concluded that the injections were safe. Kenney also expressed concern about the stigma of children who do not get the vaccine. “These conversations and personal decisions have been quite difficult for adults to handle, we shouldn’t leave that on our children,” she said.

Parents are required to authorize the shooting of their children. Vaccines are usually given before or after school in partnership with local hospitals and government health authorities. Public schools in Chicago, the third largest district in the country, canceled the school on Nov. 12 to give parents the option to have their children immunized by a health care provider or at a school site. In Portland, Oregon, vaccines will be offered in eight elementary schools starting next week in very poor neighborhoods, where families are more likely to face barriers such as accessing health care or transportation, said Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero.

In the wake of California’s move to make vaccines mandatory for children, Portland is among the districts that are considering the same. A recent education council meeting to discuss this possibility was interrupted by a group of protesters.

Because of this, security will be present at the immunization clinics, and their times and dates will not be made public outside of the local community, said Courtney Westling, district government relations director.

“Schools are a trusted community hub,” she said. “Families, in general, feel very safe at these school sites. We also do not ask for identity cards or insurance. We don’t want people to worry about the ECI showing up or something like that. can get some of that behind us and get back to some semblance of normalcy. ”In Hartford, Connecticut, schools superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez said the immunization clinics she is planning with local hospitals will include school nurses, trusted by families. Only a third of students aged 12 and over in the district are immunized. “We take an equity stance here and think about accessing and removing barriers our families could have, ”she said.

In nearby Tolland, Connecticut, school principal Walter Willett said his district is also teaming up with health providers, including UConn Health, to offer vaccines at school sites to younger students. He said vaccines are important, not just for keeping children in school, but for teachers, janitors and other staff who tend to be at greater risk.

“They can do their jobs more efficiently when kids aren’t jumping in and out of the quarantined classroom,” he said.

Liz Hamel, vice president of opinion research and surveys at KFF, a nonprofit that studies health issues, said their recent surveys show parents are more likely to accept the information on their pediatrician’s vaccines than from government or educational sources.

“And one thing we found with the teens was that most parents didn’t want their school to require the vaccine, but if their school provided information or encouraged students to get the vaccine, those parents were more likely to say their child was receiving the vaccine, “she said. Sam Valle, a 9-year-old from Old Saybrook, Connecticut, said he has been bugging his parents for months, asking them when he could get the shot. “Right now I can’t walk into a restaurant without it,” he said. “I can’t walk into a store without wearing a mask. I can’t do a lot of things.” Sam’s quest will soon be over. Her mother says her shooting is now scheduled for Wednesday.

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Biggest hurdle at proposed environmental education center overcome with $ 2 million donation https://chicago43rd.org/biggest-hurdle-at-proposed-environmental-education-center-overcome-with-2-million-donation/ Sat, 06 Nov 2021 00:51:09 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/biggest-hurdle-at-proposed-environmental-education-center-overcome-with-2-million-donation/ An anonymous donation of $ 2 million is a huge boost for a proposed “net zero” educational facility in the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area near Riverwoods. The donation – said to be the second-largest donation in the Lake County Forest Reserve District’s 63-year history – comes from the same source that provided the seed […]]]>

An anonymous donation of $ 2 million is a huge boost for a proposed “net zero” educational facility in the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area near Riverwoods.

The donation – said to be the second-largest donation in the Lake County Forest Reserve District’s 63-year history – comes from the same source that provided the seed money almost two years ago.

“This donation of $ 200,000 has allowed us to start and get to this point in the building design process,” said Rebekah Snyder, Director of Community Engagement and Partnership. “It was just an idea then.”

Pending final details, the $ 2 million construction donation almost ensures the district can proceed in the spring with the $ 4.6 million first phase of the project.

“It’s a big step but not the last,” Snyder said of the pending donation. Other donations are also underway, she added.

In early June, district officials transferred $ 2 million in capital funds to match grants or donations.

The district has also applied for a grant of $ 530,000 from the Clean Energy Community Foundation, which is expected to be considered in January.

“We feel pretty optimistic, let’s put it that way,” Snyder said.

Rangers in July approved a $ 573,725 contract with Texas-based Lake Flato Architects to produce ready-to-build plans for an environmental education center.

The first phase includes: two classrooms; a screened porch to serve as a third classroom when the weather permits; a fully accessible half-mile educational loop trail; minor realignment of the existing road to add two bus parking spaces; and educational signage and exhibits focusing on sustainability aspects of the new building, according to Randy Seebach, director of planning and land conservation.

The new center would replace two log cabins and other outdated facilities in a $ 7 million project that will be built in two phases. It is designed as a net zero energy building, which means it would produce enough renewable energy to power itself.

“It remains even more important today than in 2020,” Snyder said.

Before the pandemic, approximately 10,000 students participated in educational programs at Ryerson each year.

The $ 2 million donation was made to the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, held in 2007. It is the largest donation to this entity and the second largest to the entire district.

The largest was the contribution of 261 acres in 1996 by WW Grainger Inc., based in Lake Forest. The district purchased additional property to create the 329-acre Grainger Woods near Mettawa.

According to the district’s website, the contribution at the time was valued at $ 14 million. That would work out to about $ 8.6 million at the current rate of $ 33,000 per acre, Snyder said.


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Immersive online music education mega-trend to revive live music https://chicago43rd.org/immersive-online-music-education-mega-trend-to-revive-live-music/ Thu, 04 Nov 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/immersive-online-music-education-mega-trend-to-revive-live-music/ LOS ANGELES, November 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Joe bonamassa announced the upcoming release of its first official online guitar lessons series, an interactive and immersive experience using new educational technology with JOE BONAMASSA MASTERCLASS BLUES-ROCK and IN THE JAM with JOE BONAMASSA will be released in November just in time for the holidays. […]]]>

LOS ANGELES, November 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Joe bonamassa announced the upcoming release of its first official online guitar lessons series, an interactive and immersive experience using new educational technology with JOE BONAMASSA MASTERCLASS BLUES-ROCK and IN THE JAM with JOE BONAMASSA will be released in November just in time for the holidays.

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Bonamassa explains, You can mix and cut any track as you like. You play the rhythm parts and II’ll play the lead, or you take the lead and II’ll play the rhythm. If you sing or play bass, drums, keyboards, just cut those tracks and jump into the mix with us. “

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Symposium Explores Intersection of Residential Schools and Theological / Christian Education – ELCA Grand Canyon Synod https://chicago43rd.org/symposium-explores-intersection-of-residential-schools-and-theological-christian-education-elca-grand-canyon-synod/ Wed, 03 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/symposium-explores-intersection-of-residential-schools-and-theological-christian-education-elca-grand-canyon-synod/ Theme “On Our Path to Truth and Healing” for the Theological Symposium Vine Deloria Jr. 2021 It was US federal policy for nearly 100 years to enforce family separation by stealing Indigenous children and taking them to off-reserve Indian residential schools in an effort to eliminate identity through forced assimilation. Most of these schools were […]]]>

Theme “On Our Path to Truth and Healing” for the Theological Symposium Vine Deloria Jr. 2021

It was US federal policy for nearly 100 years to enforce family separation by stealing Indigenous children and taking them to off-reserve Indian residential schools in an effort to eliminate identity through forced assimilation. Most of these schools were funded and operated by the federal government. Many others were exploited by the Catholic Church and the main Protestant denominations. This cruel attempt to decimate Indigenous children and families has been made even more shameful by the very successful and shameful cover-up by the Church and the federal government of their complicity and active participation in this practice.

During the 2021 fully virtual Vine Deloria Jr Theological Symposium at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago (LSTC), presenters will talk about the intersection of Indian boarding schools and theological / Christian education as well as the work being done across states -United to bring truth and healing. Other + Wise is a co-sponsor of the symposium.

Register now here for the online symposium on November 16-17, 2021. Events will also be broadcast live on LSTC Facebook page.

The first night of the Symposium features an address by the Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin (Osage), President of United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference takes place live on November 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Central time on Zoom.

In this talk, Erwin will take a closer look at the intersection of residential schools and theological / Christian education.

Learning breakfasts are new at this year’s symposium. At noon on November 16, Christine Diindiisi McCleave (Anishinaabe), CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, is conducting “An Introduction to Indian Residential Schools in the United States”.

On November 17th, the Learning Lunch with Kim Smith (Dine), Nia Ke Baa ‘and Indigenous Goddess Gang, is a discussion on “Creation and Climate Justice”. The Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium adds a session on climate justice each year.

Rev. Manuel Retamoza (Cherokee), pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, San Diego, Calif., Will be the guest preacher for worship on November 17 at 11:15 a.m.

The 2021 Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium concludes November 17 with a presentation at 7 pm with Patsy Whitefoot (Yakama), Elder, Educator and Consultant and Residential School Survivor; and Deborah Parker (Tulalip Tribes), Director of Policy and Advocacy, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Register now to receive Zoom links.

About this year’s presenters

R. Guy Erwin (Osage) was appointed President of the United Lutheran Seminary and Ministerium of Pennsylvania Chair and Professor of Reform Studies in August 2020. He served as the fourth bishop of the Southwestern California Synod of the ELCA from 2013 to 2020. Erwin was ELCA’s first partner homosexual bishop and the first openly homosexual man to hold this position in one of the churches of the Lutheran World Federation. As a registered member of the Osage Nation, on whose reserve he was born in Oklahoma, he was also the first Indigenous Bishop of ELCA.

Christine Diindiisi McCleave (Anishinaabe), is the Executive Director of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. She is a registered citizen of the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Nation and an Indigenous Peoples’ rights leader and activist who advocates for truth, justice and healing for the genocidal policy of the Indian Residential Schools.

Deborah Parker (Tulalip tribes) is of Tulalip, Lummi, Yaqui and Apache descent; its native name, cicayalc̓aʔ, dates back several generations. Parker has held many key leadership positions internationally. Parker is currently the Policy and Advocacy Director for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, where she worked on legislation to create an American Indian Residential School Commission.

Manuel Retamoza (Cherokee), senior pastor at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in San Diego, California, is a first generation Mexican American. His family history and experience crossing the US-Mexico border with his family and his family crossing the border for generations inform his call to ministry. He is part of the executive planning team of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza, is vice-chairman of the board of the American Indian and Alaskan Native Association of the ELCA, is part of the MYLE Tech and Talent team for the ELCA 2022 National Youth Gathering and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miracle Ranch Children’s Home in Baja California, Mexico.

Kim Smith (Diné) is of the Bitterwater clan, born to the Blackstreaked Woods people of the Diné Nation in the southwestern United States. housing and infrastructure and remediation of land contaminated by fossil fuel extraction. She is the founder and editor of the online Indigenous feminist collective magazine, “Indigenous Goddess Gang”. She is considered an expert on climate change for the United Nations and is a registered international frontline advocate.

Patricia “Patsy” Whitefoot (Yakama) was raised in Medicine Valley and White Swan, Washington by her maternal grandparents. As a traditional gatherer, she is a member of the Toppenish Creek Longhouse where tribal practices are maintained. She advocates for treaty rights and tribal sovereignty through community mobilization, voting rights, health and well-being issues, civic education and is committed to addressing the human rights crisis. missing and murdered indigenous women. Whitefoot has held elected positions in his tribe, including more than 25 years as president of education. She has had a 45-year career in management and teaching, from early childhood to adult education. She is a consultant in teacher training, Indigenous arts education with students and teachers, curriculum development and Indigenous research. She previously served two terms as president of the National Indian Education Association and continues to serve on the board of directors.

Vance Blackfox (Cherokee), Founder and Director of Other + Wise and Symposium Creator and Producer, will serve as the session moderator. Other + Wise is a co-sponsor of the 2021 Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium. He currently serves the church-wide organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) as office director for Native American tribal nations of Alaska. A former student of Texas Lutheran University (TLU) and LSTC, he previously served ELCA in several capacities.

Read the full biographies of the presenters here.

Read more about Other + Wise on their Facebook page.

About the Vine Deloria Jr.

In 2013, the Annual Symposium on American Indians and Alaska Natives at LSTC was renamed in honor of Vine Deloria Jr., an alumnus of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Ill., A predecessor school. of the LSTC. The symposium has taken place in November every year since its launch over 10 years ago. He presented presentations, lectures, food and cultural activities. Past keynote speakers include Elonda Street Stewart (Delaware Nanticoke), Susan Kelly Power (Standing Rock Sioux), Reverend Gordon Straw (Brothertown Nation), Dr. Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi / Muskogee) and Prairie Rose Seminole (Three Affiliated Tribes) of ND).


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Steppenwolf Theater unveils 50,000 square foot theater and education center https://chicago43rd.org/steppenwolf-theater-unveils-50000-square-foot-theater-and-education-center/ Tue, 02 Nov 2021 21:25:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/steppenwolf-theater-unveils-50000-square-foot-theater-and-education-center/ LINCOLN PARK – The Steppenwolf Theater Company inaugurated its expanded campus on Tuesday with the opening of a new theater and education building. The $ 54 million Liz & Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center features a 400-seat round theater surrounding the stage on all sides. The complex also includes classrooms, art gallery walls and […]]]>

LINCOLN PARK – The Steppenwolf Theater Company inaugurated its expanded campus on Tuesday with the opening of a new theater and education building.

The $ 54 million Liz & Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center features a 400-seat round theater surrounding the stage on all sides. The complex also includes classrooms, art gallery walls and two new bars.

Glenn Davis, co-artistic director of Steppenwolf, said the 50,000 square foot building was the “company’s love letter to Chicago”.

“This building will allow us to expand our reach in this great city as we operationalize our theater’s commitments to inclusion, diversity, equity and access,” Davis said at a grand opening. Tuesday.

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The intimate 400-seat round theater is one of a kind in Chicago.
The transformed lobby space at 1650 N. Halsted Street seamlessly connects the existing Steppenwolf building to the new Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Art and Education Center.

The new building – designed by architect Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture – is part of Steppenwolf’s multi-phased $ 73 million Focus on excellence expansion campaign.

“What an amazing day for our company and for Chicago,” said Brooke Flanagan, Executive Director of Steppenwolf. “We are investing in this expansion of our artistic home in Chicago to serve our extraordinary city and support the work of generative and diverse theater artists for generations to come.”

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View from the main hall of the new Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Art and Education Center of the Steppenwolf Theater Company.

The Ensemble Theater In Honor Of Helen Zell is an intimate space only six rows deep. Spectators are never more than 20 feet from the stage. The space was designed by Charcoalblue, a company that has worked with Steppenwolf for over a decade to optimize and design their theaters.

The Théâtre Ensemble is the third of the company. Steppenwolf also stages productions at the 1700 Theater, where Davis said the company can partner with local emerging artists; and the Downstairs Theater, which has been a launching pad for many new plays.

“And now our Ensemble Theater empowers us to make a more intimate connection with our audiences by creating a new opening through which they can experience our work,” said Davis.

The Ensemble Theater will open in February with the adaptation by Steppenwolf for Young Adults of “1919” by Eve Ewing.

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A view of the Loft Reflection Gallery, the Steppenwolf Theater Company’s dedicated educational space that encompasses the entire fourth floor of its new Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Art and Education Center.
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A classy studio in The Loft, the Steppenwolf Theater Company’s dedicated educational space that encompasses the entire fourth floor of its new building.

The fourth floor of the new building houses The Loft, which aims to increase the company’s training program from 20,000 to 30,000 students per year.

The Loft has three classrooms, as well as gallery walls featuring works by young Chicago artists.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and First Lady Amy Eshleman also attended Tuesday’s opening. Eshleman, a Steppenwolf administrator, said the Loft will be a “room for mixing bold ideas and collaboration.”

“These authentic youthful experiences are so important right now,” Eshleman said. “Our resilient youth from neighborhoods across town yearn to be together again in safe spaces to heal, find a voice and engage with one another.”

The new building also includes two full-service bars, designed by fc Studio, inc. where people can socialize before and after shows.

Bars will open at 6 p.m. before the evening performances and close 30 minutes after the curtain. On two-show days with a matinee and an evening performance, the bars will be open from the pre-morning to the evening show.

A view of the new upstairs bar of the Steppenwolf Theater Company, designed by fc STUDIO, inc. as part of the expansion and renovation of the Steppenwolf campus.

Jake Wittich is a Report for America body member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across town for Block Club Chicago.

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Investigators Find No Mechanical Problems In UND Plane Crash | Education https://chicago43rd.org/investigators-find-no-mechanical-problems-in-und-plane-crash-education/ Mon, 01 Nov 2021 20:26:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/investigators-find-no-mechanical-problems-in-und-plane-crash-education/ Federal plane crash investigators have found no mechanical issues with the plane in a crash that killed a student at the University of North Dakota’s aerospace school last month. John Hauser, a 19-year-old sophomore specializing in commercial aviation, turned around with the Piper PA-28-181 he was piloting late Oct. 18, shortly before it crashed, according […]]]>

Federal plane crash investigators have found no mechanical issues with the plane in a crash that killed a student at the University of North Dakota’s aerospace school last month.

John Hauser, a 19-year-old sophomore specializing in commercial aviation, turned around with the Piper PA-28-181 he was piloting late Oct. 18, shortly before it crashed, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The report revealed that the plane then made a “rapid descent” before touching down.

Hauser, from Chicago, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was flying alone on an overnight flight from Grand Forks to Hector Fargo International Airport. Air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft less than 30 minutes after takeoff at around 7 p.m.

The aviation school suspended flights for three days after the crash so they could review safety protocols, as well as provide advice to other students and remember Hauser.

The UND Aviation School is one of the largest such programs in the country, with over 1,800 students and 500 faculty members.

The fatal crash was the first involving an UND plane since 2007, when a student and a flight instructor were killed in central Minnesota after their plane collided with geese, the NTSB said. In 2000, an aviation student died when he crashed a twin-engine plane belonging to UND in Rapid City, South Dakota, and authorities suspected he had committed suicide. In 1995, two UND students died in a leased plane crash in Wisconsin on a flight that was not sanctioned by the school.

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Education in the spotlight! – CBS Detroit https://chicago43rd.org/education-in-the-spotlight-cbs-detroit/ Sun, 31 Oct 2021 13:00:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/education-in-the-spotlight-cbs-detroit/ Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Oakland University President Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and new Skillman Foundation President / CEO Angelique Power appear on “Michigan Matters” on CBS 62 (airing Sunday at 8 a.m.) to talk about the state of education in our city and region. Michigan Matters host Carol Cain, with Oakland University President Dr. Ora […]]]>


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Illinois Student Enrollment Declines, Education Officials Say | Chicago News https://chicago43rd.org/illinois-student-enrollment-declines-education-officials-say-chicago-news/ Fri, 29 Oct 2021 17:09:42 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/illinois-student-enrollment-declines-education-officials-say-chicago-news/ Chicago public school students walk down a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News) Chicago Public Schools aren’t the only Illinois district to see fewer students in its classrooms this year, as new data from state education officials shows total enrollment has declined by some 70,000 students this year. The Illinois State Board of Education […]]]>

Chicago public school students walk down a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News)

Chicago Public Schools aren’t the only Illinois district to see fewer students in its classrooms this year, as new data from state education officials shows total enrollment has declined by some 70,000 students this year.

The Illinois State Board of Education on Friday released enrollments and other data for the 2021-22 school year in its annual bulletin, which shows enrollments statewide rose from 1,957,018 students last year to 1,887,316 students.

Education officials stressed the “significant impact” of the COVID-19 pandemic not only on enrollment figures, but also on increasing rates of chronic absenteeism, lower rates of ninth grade students year on their way to graduation and sharp declines in math and English skills.

“We have witnessed both tragedy and heroism in our schools over the past year,” ISBE Superintendent Carmen Ayala said in a statement. “Students and educators have lost and lived and learned so much through unthinkable obstacles, but the loss is not the whole story. … We know we have a steep path ahead of us to help students regain their math and reading skills, and we are confident that we have the funding, support and talent in our schools to climb that hill.

Based on past enrollment trends, the ISBE said it would have expected a 1.1% decrease in enrollment in a typical year. But this year Illinois saw a 3.5% drop, and the ISBE says a further decrease can be attributed to the pandemic, putting it on par with a similar enrollment loss seen in d ‘other states in the country.

Some of the largest declines were seen at the preschool and kindergarten levels, which saw declines of 17.5% and 8%, respectively.

White college students are the largest racial group in the state at 46.7%, but that’s down from 47.5% in 2020. The percentage of black college students has remained stable at 16.6%, while the percentage of Hispanic students increased slightly year over year, from 26.6% to 27%.

The CPS released its Day 20 registration information this week, which showed a similar 3% drop from last year’s total. District CEO Pedro Martinez also blamed the COVID-19 pandemic, a drop in the city’s birth rate and transfers out of the school district.

Illinois students were also more likely to be chronically absent last year, according to ISBE data, with 1 in 5 students missing 10% or more of the school year. That’s a 21% increase from 2019 figures.

And far fewer students have reached grade-level standards in English and math, the ISBE said, based on preliminary numbers from the spring tests. Specifically, 16.6% fewer met grade-level standards in ELA and nearly 18% fewer students met grade-level math standards, based on data from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness and SAT.

The ISBE said its younger students had greater skill declines, possibly because they had a harder time engaging in distance learning than their older peers. The rate of ninth graders on track to graduate also fell 5% from 2019 to 2021, according to the ISBE.

Despite some difficulties, the ISBE noted in the bulletin that the statewide four-year graduation rate has remained stable and that a record number of students have taken college and college preparation courses. career last year.

“As we move forward, helping our children to live this experience and restore their learning must be at the heart of every action,” Governor JB Pritzker said in a statement. “And for months, my administration worked hand-in-hand with school administrators across the state to ensure that the $ 7 billion spent on renewing K-12 learning for students. of Illinois are responding well to this long period of upheaval and devastation. Together, with our amazing educators at the forefront, we are revitalizing our classrooms, student by student, for the betterment of all of Illinois. “

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NFL, United Way Reach Million Students With Digital Education Program https://chicago43rd.org/nfl-united-way-reach-million-students-with-digital-education-program/ Thu, 28 Oct 2021 17:37:17 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/nfl-united-way-reach-million-students-with-digital-education-program/ The NFL recently announced that Character PlaybookTM, a digital educational resource powered by EVERFI, Inc. and presented by the National Football League (NFL) and United Way Worldwide, has reached more than 1,000,000 students since 2016. The digital educational resource is designed for students in Grades 6 to 12 and includes two module-based experiential learning courses: […]]]>

The NFL recently announced that Character PlaybookTM, a digital educational resource powered by EVERFI, Inc. and presented by the National Football League (NFL) and United Way Worldwide, has reached more than 1,000,000 students since 2016.

The digital educational resource is designed for students in Grades 6 to 12 and includes two module-based experiential learning courses: Healthy Relationships and Mental Wellness Basics.

According to the group, virtual learning experiences help equip students with tools to help them approach their interpersonal relationships and mental well-being at a foundational level. The program is available free to US schools and has been implemented in more than 12,000 schools across the country.

“Working with EVERFI and United Way to create the Character Playbook program over the past five years has been an incredible experience,” said Alexia Gallagher, vice president of philanthropy and executive director of the NFL Foundation. “Whether they’re at school or at home, students constantly cultivate and nurture relationships. By equipping our children with the skills to manage their own emotions and communicate effectively, Character Playbook is helping students across the country make positive connections with themselves and with others.

Classes are meant to be taken sequentially, starting with the healthy relationships available to college students across the country. By raising students’ expectations for relationships and teaching them how to treat others with kindness.

Healthy relationships also increase the likelihood that students will advocate for their peers and play a positive role in their school community by resolving conflict.

The NFL and United Way have steadily grown to meet the growing demand for character education.


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Adam Silver Net worth, age, height, education, career, profiles ▷ South Africa news https://chicago43rd.org/adam-silver-net-worth-age-height-education-career-profiles-%e2%96%b7-south-africa-news/ Wed, 27 Oct 2021 13:14:28 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/adam-silver-net-worth-age-height-education-career-profiles-%e2%96%b7-south-africa-news/ What is the net worth of Adam Silver? As a renowned American lawyer, businessman and sports executive, Adam has raised several million dollars over the years. National Basketball Association (NBA) 5th commissioner is rich at $ 35 million. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attends the pre-game press conference at Saitama Super Arena on October 8, 2019 […]]]>

What is the net worth of Adam Silver? As a renowned American lawyer, businessman and sports executive, Adam has raised several million dollars over the years. National Basketball Association (NBA) 5th commissioner is rich at $ 35 million.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attends the pre-game press conference at Saitama Super Arena on October 8, 2019 in Saitama, Japan. Photo: Jun Sato / WireImage
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Despite the many memes of Adam Silver online that poke fun at him, the lawyer is a force to be reckoned with not only in the legal industry but also in sports and business. As a result, he has made a fortune which provides him with a luxurious lifestyle. Here’s everything you need to know about the businessman, including his age, size, education, and professional background.

Adam Silver Profile Summary

  • Last name and first name: Adam Silver
  • Date of Birth: April 25, 1962
  • Place of birth: Rye, New York, United States
  • The Age of Adam Silver: 59 years old in 2021
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Parents: Edward Silver (father, 1921-October 2004) and Melba Silver (mother died in March 2004)
  • Brothers and sisters: 3
  • Schools attended: Rye High School, Duke University, University of Chicago Law School
  • Religion: High Jew
  • Adam Silver’s height: 1.9 m
  • Weight: 85 kg
  • Sexual orientation: Law
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Adam Silver’s wife: Maggie Gray Silver
  • Children: 2
  • Occupation: Lawyer, entrepreneur, television producer, commissioner of the NBA
  • Famous for: Be the fifth commissioner of the NBA
  • Net value: $ 35 million

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Biography of Adam Silver

The father of Adam Silver, a classic Knicks fan, was a lawyer working at the law firm Proskauer Rose as a senior partner specializing in employment law. His mother, an alumnus of the graduating class of Cornell University in 1947, was at one time chairman of the Rye Library and chairman of the Rye Planning Commission.

You will rarely see Adam Silver with hair because he is always bald. The businessman grew up in his hometown of Rye, New York, with his siblings, Ann, Erik and Owen. Sadly, both of their parents, Edward and Melba, passed away in 2004.

The education of Adam Silver

Adam attended Rye High School and graduated in 1980. He attended Duke University, where he studied political science and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated in 1984 before continuing his studies at the University of Chicago Law School, where he obtained a Doctor of Laws degree in 1988.

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Did Adam Silver play basketball? No. According to Bleacher Report, the current NBA commissioner is not a product of the game itself: he has not played or trained the game to a significant level.

Career

Adam Silver Net Worth, Age, Height, Education, Career, Profiles
The NBA Commissioner addresses the crowd at a pre-game ceremony between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum on October 19, 2021. Photo: Stacy Revere / Getty Images
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From 1984 to 1985, Adam worked as legislative assistant to politician Les AuCoin. After graduating from JD, he served as legal assistant to Judge Kimba Wood before working as a partner at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Mr. Silver joined the NBA in 1992 as Special Assistant to the Commissioner. He held various positions including Senior VP & COO of NBA Entertainment and NBA Chief of Staff before becoming President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NBA Entertainment, the production arm of NBA.

Adam was COO and President of NBA Entertainment for 8 years. At the same time, he works as an executive producer for the Michael Jordan to the max and What happened to Michael Ray? 2000 sports documentaries. His other films are Like mike and Year of the Yao.

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In addition to being the COO, Silver became Deputy Commissioner of the NBA in 2006. This role involved negotiating league collective agreements with the National Basketball Players Association. During this time, he developed the NBA Development League and created NBA China, among other achievements.

David Stern, the former NBA commissioner, approved Adam as his successor on October 25, 2012. When Mr. Stern retired, Mr. Silver took on this new role on February 1, 2014 with Mark Tatum as his deputy.

Adam sits on the board of directors of Duke University and the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Wife and children

Adam Silver Net Worth
Interior designer Maggie Grise and National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver attend the 2015 Time 100 Gala. Photo: Taylor Hill / Getty Images
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Adam married Maggie Grise in 2015. Maggie, a from Stanford, is an interior designer and has a sister named Maureen Grise, the wife of Canadian actor Tom Cavanagh. Adam and Maggie met at 2013 or 2014 through a mutual friend.

The Silver adopted their eldest daughter, Louise Burns Silver, on April 20, 2017. They had their first biological child and second daughter in May 2020. The couple are very private and there are no Adam Silver’s Twitter or Instagram pages with updates from the celebrity and his family.

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Adam Silver Net Worth

Adam Silver’s net worth is $ 35 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Most of this money comes from his legal profession.

Adam Silver’s salary

How much does Adam Silver earn? The 5th commissioner of the NBA earns $ 10 million every year. In June 2018, his contract was extended until the 2023-2024 season.

Adam Silver Net Worth
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is interviewed ahead of Game 3 of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers on October 04, 2020. Photo: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Image
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Adam Silver’s net worth is expected to increase at the end of his contract as he would have earned $ 100 million by the end of the 2021-2024 season. We wish him the best in his career and his personal life.

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The celebrity is 21 years old and was born in Los Angeles, California, United States. He has a sister named Naomi Ross. Adin Ross’ current net worth is around $ 2 million, which is $ 1.5 million more than his estimated wealth in 2020.

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