Inspiration Mirror

A Blog by The Learning Partnership

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A New NSF Grant to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Chicago Public Schools

By Claire Cronin | Jul 15, 2020

The Learning Partnership collaborated with the Chicago Public Schools and the Education Development Center to secure funding that will mitigate the impact of COVD-19 on the tremendous progress CPS has made in bringing computer science to all students.

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UChicago Consortium on School Research Independently Validates the Success of CAFÉCS

By Steven McGee | Jul 2, 2020

This blog post describes the collaborative work done in Chicago that led to the success described in a new evaluation report released this week.

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Summertime Chi!

By Cat McGee | Jun 24, 2020

An introduction to how ArcGIS can be used in your everyday life starting with a useful walking map to be used to explore your neighborhood this summer!

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Create a Coquí Data Story

By Rachel Schwartz | Jun 23, 2020

Learn how a beloved species of frog in the rainforests of Puerto Rico is threatened by natural disasters such as hurricanes.

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Coming Soon: A Content Analysis of State-Level Guidance on Equity in Remote Learning

By Mark Johnson | Jun 22, 2020

In this blog post, we are announcing the development of a policy brief that will document how state education agencies across the country addressed equity issues in their remote learning plans.

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Local and National Advocates Helped Drive the Computer Science Movement

By Mark Johnson | Jun 22, 2020

Today we released a preliminary report on how local and national policy entrepreneurs created an environment that was favorable to the landmark decision by the Chicago Public Schools to enact a computer science graduation requirement.

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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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