As CPS prepares to close a record number of schools, the fate of students and communities is in question.
The Chicago Foundation for Education sponsors about 10 Chicago teachers each year with $1,000 grants to research a question in their own classrooms.
Here is a sampling of past and current research questions:
What happens when students lead their own discussions? What preparation do students need to be successful in a student-led discussion?
—Nora Flynn, history teacher, Payton High
How do students respond to social justice curriculum in my 1st-2nd grade classroom?
—Liz Goss, Foundations Elementary
How can I motivate students to read more?
—Toby Rajput, Area Library Media Specialist