Inspiration Mirror

A Blog by The Learning Partnership

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Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Don Yanek

By Claire Cronin | Jan 26, 2021

In honor of National Mentoring month, we are spotlighting Don Yanek who is a computer science instructional coach for the Chicago Public Schools. Don shares his experiences of coaching and mentoring fellow computer science educators.

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Remote Learning: What’s a Parent to Do?

By Claire Cronin | Dec 19, 2020

In this blog we hear from some our team members and partners who are parents with school-aged children about their experiences supporting remote learning. Only 65% of states provide specific guidance on how to support parents during remote learning. We see from these examples that by working together families are resilient.

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The Learning Partnership and CAFÉCS celebrate CPS

By Steven McGee | Dec 10, 2020

In honor of CS Ed Week, we celebrate the success of CPS in bringing computer science to all students in the district. We highlight The Learning Partnership’s research that supports the effort.

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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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