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March 2, 2018 Blog Fund Program

Genius Hour: How Principal Angela Sims Approaches Gifted Education


Principal Angela Sims of Lenart Regional Gifted Center has a unique question: How do you adequately challenge gifted students while keeping the material age appropriate? Read more about Angela’s innovative programming for pushing her students to shine, and how her role as a Summer Design Program participant and Chicago Principal Fellow supported this work.

A New Kind of Classroom – the only one of its kind in Chicago!


When you think of a classroom, do you picture students sitting at desks in rows? Southside Occupational Academy is getting kids out of those traditional seats and into a new kind of classroom - sometimes they look like museums, sometimes like a janitor’s closet. Principal Josh Long shares how he is teaching students with disabilities job skills in unconventional places. Read more about it here.

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