In 2013, when Angela Ross found out her kids’ elementary school was closing, she could hardly believe it. Then Jeanette Ramann and other parents from a nearby Bronzeville school came to help with the transition. Today, the two are friends and fellow education advocates.
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