Good teachers are crucial to student learning, but just how do you measure a teacher’s effectiveness? That’s something many districts in Illinois and around the country are grappling with as new laws prompted by Race to the Top go into effect.
Susan Cain's new book 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking' profiles some of society's greatest introverts, and how their quiet ways actually allowed them to spark big change.
On Friday's Afternoon Shift we talk about teachers considering a strike, the life of labor and civil rights activist Rev. Addie Wyatt and trying to reshape society to better utilize introverts. These are all examples of fighting for rights.
Today on the 3@3, WBEZ's Alison Cuddy and Mark Bazer join Steve to talk about three stories in today's news cycle.Steve Edwards: According to a new study, newspaper newsrooms are the lowest staffed in 34 years.
On Thursday's show we look at the hopeless love affair many have with sports. Some are so hopelessly smitten that they're launching a new outlet for long form sports journalism. They'll explain themselves on today's show.