This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you accept our use of cookies and similar technologies,Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

Renowned education expert David L. Kirp speaks on Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children's L...
The train deposits us in the middle of the track – no station stop, rails glisten in the mid-morning sun of early October. We alight, gingerly stepping through the long ladder of metal, breathing in the coolness of soil, happy to flee the city noise and soot. We trek to the rocks and begin our steep ascent… … the trees are marked sporadically, red paint crumbling across the old bark. The trail is none too clear, very overgrown, even bo...
I gaze high up at the brightly lit stage, feeling lost in the large musty space. Within an instant I recognize three familiar banana seats – one of them a girl’s– only it is crusted over with thick, bruised blue paint, not light sparkling yellow as before. My brothers’ bikes are quickly wheeled in by police officers, right beside mine; they are...
My father smiles gently and bends down, whispering that I will see the Sugarplum Fairy. During the next few weeks at Mrs. Klaus’ class, I anticipate through all five ballet positions how the eponymous candy translates into Joffrey at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater -- a sweet piece of dried plum becoming a perfect twirl of pale lavender -- layers of ba...