Monday marks the first day of school for CPS students, some of whom will be at new schools for the first time. We check in from various schools around the city. And, we discuss strategies for dealing with the anxiety of the first day of school.
Residents are waving the flag in Brookline, Mass., both for — and against — the Pledge of Allegiance.Courts have ruled that public schools cannot compel students to recite the pledge, so in Brookline, as elsewhere, the pledge is voluntary.But critics say there's still pressure on students to conform
I came across this short passage I wrote when my now-teenager was about four:This morning I poured orange juice into a Popsicle tray and stuck it in the freezer. Let me say that again: I poured orange juice into a Popsicle tray and stuck it in the freezer.
Earlier this year 'Eight Forty-Eight" devoted an entire show to exploring life for the everyday gay teen. Chicago teacher Tina Fakhrid-Deen was part of that show. She wasn't talking about the gay teen, however.