Inspiration Mirror

A Blog by The Learning Partnership

Employee Spotlight: Q&A with John Wachen

By Claire Cronin | Dec 9, 2020

In honor of CS Education Week, we spotlight John Wachen, one of our postdoctoral researchers who focuses on computer science education policy.

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Employee Spotlight: Q&A with Mark Johnson

By Claire Cronin | Dec 2, 2020

Mark Johnson is a postdoctoral education researcher at The Learning Partnership in Chicago. In this interview with Claire Cronin, Mark discusses his journey from his beginnings as a Special Education teacher, developing a strong interest in education policy research, and eventually completing a Ph.D. program and joining the team at The Learning Partnership.

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National Special Education Day: Equity in Remote Learning for Diverse Learners

By Mark Johnson | Dec 2, 2020

Today is National Special Education day. Mark Johnson discusses the importance of focusing on the needs of special education students during the pandemic.

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Happy STEM Education Day

By Steven McGee | Nov 8, 2020

The Learning Partnership celebrates STEM Education Day today. This blog contains descriptions of STEM education resources and research from The Learning Partnership.

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Teacher Spotlight: Q&A With Stephanie Morales

By Claire Cronin | Oct 15, 2020

Stephanie Morales is a 7th grade science teacher at John W. Garvy Elementary School in the Chicago Public Schools. Claire Cronin talked with Stephanie about her Puerto Rican heritage and her experiences with Journey to El Yunque.

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New Policy Brief: Are States Addressing Equity in Remote Learning Guidelines?

By Claire Cronin | Sep 8, 2020

The Learning Partnership announces the release of a new policy brief examining how equity is addressed in state-level guidance for remote learning policies.

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Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Shadia Daniels

By Claire Cronin |

Shadia Daniels is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Business and IT Cluster Manager at Chicago Public Schools. She works in partnership with the Geospatial Semester Project to bring GIS to the IT and business clusters. In honor of February being CTE month, Shadia sat down with Claire Cronin to discuss the various pathways and opportunities offered to students through the department.

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