Principales historias educativas que no querrá perderse: del 25 de junio al 1 de julio de 2022

I’m in high school but I already have big career plans. This is how I discovered a path that inspires me.
By Jeremiah Griffith for Chalkbeat Chicago
“Writing makes me happy. And with practice, I’ve gotten better at doing it. Last summer, she participated in several journalism programs in high school (at Temple University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the University of Missouri). But it wasn’t until I returned to Chicago last summer that I was exposed to a multitude of journalistic opportunities. In just my first week of classes at Perspectives at Joslin, which I attended before transferring to Noble Academy, my then-college counselor, Ms. Johnson, put me in touch with TrueStar magazine, a publication run by black youth in Chicago. . I soon began writing regularly for TrueStar about sports, technology, world news, and more. My first article published there was about the New England Patriots releasing Cam Newton, and I will never forget how accomplished I felt when it came out. I remember posting my article everywhere on social media and looking for feedback on it. Today, I am used to seeing my signature. But when it was still new, I was sure to send my dad and aunt every article I wrote.”

Chicago Public Schools free summer meal program kicks off Monday
on NBC
“Dozens of Chicago Public Schools sites will begin distributing free meals to families and children on Monday to help those struggling to keep food on the table during the summer months. Meals will be provided at no cost to students enrolled in CPS summer school programs through the Summer Food Service Program, which is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education and funded by the Department of Agriculture. in the US, by district. However, families will still be able to receive assistance even if their children do not attend CPS schools. The district’s LunchStop program, which offers free healthy meals at more than 70 locations across the city, is open to children ages one through 18.”

More than 2,000 Chicago children under the age of 5 received the first dose of the COVID vaccine in the first week
By Mauricio Peña for Chalkbeat
“More than 2,000 Chicago children under the age of 5 have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, marking another turning point in the pandemic as preschoolers and infants are now eligible to be vaccinated. Dr. Allison Arwady, the city’s health commissioner, shared figures Tuesday for children under 5 who received their first dose after the vaccine was rolled out last week. Before Arwady got to the numbers, she shared a photo of her youngest nephew receiving her first injection. “He was more interested in what kind of Band-Aid he would get and, you know, he said as soon as he got the Band-Aid, he wouldn’t hurt anymore,” she Arwady said. The Chicago Department of Public Health also announced a plan Tuesday to begin reopening vaccination clinics at Chicago City Colleges through September to offer vaccines to people of all ages for the next several months. The city is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield for additional family vaccination clinics in Morgan Park, South Lawndale and Pullman.”

Los votantes de Chicago emiten su voto con la ayuda de estudiantes locales
Por Eileen Pomeroy para Chalkbeat
“Aquí hay un trabajo de verano que los estudiantes de secundaria normalmente no tienen en su currículum: juez electoral. Para Aidan Keefe, de 17 años, es el mejor tipo de actuación. No solo paga bien, $ 230 por día, sino que está entusiasmado con eso. “Me apasiona y creo que cuando alguien aporta pasión a algo, ya sabes, es contagioso”, dijo Keefe, y agregó que pensó que su pasión haría que los votantes se emocionaran más por ejercer su deber cívico. Keefe es uno de los 551 jueces electorales de escuelas secundarias asignados para trabajar en algunas de las 1094 urnas en Chicago y sus alrededores durante las elecciones primarias de hoy, según Max Bever, director de información pública de la Junta Electoral de Chicago.