CineYouth Film Festival Celebrates Young Filmmakers From Around the World, Northwestern Students Awarded

Last month, Cinema/Chicago hosted the CineYouth film festival, an annual event showcasing short films made by young filmmakers from around the world. This year’s festival featured a variety of in-person programming from movie screenings, filmmaking workshops, and live Q&A sessions. After hosting the festival virtually last year, Ryan Saunders, director of CineYouth, was excited to […]

You Said It: Empowering Teachers to Enhance Their Classroom Experience and Ultimately Their Students’ Lives

Approximately 29 years ago, while touring the city’s public schools, I met Joyce Rumsfeld. We were taking part in the Know Your Chicago lecture and tour series designed to promote civic awareness and participation. Joyce and I began talking about the importance of supporting Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers, and she informed me of a nonprofit organization […]

The New SAT and Your Student

On March 5, 2016, the redesigned SAT will be administered for the first time. Some of the major changes to the exam include the following: Math items will be better aligned with mathematics that high school students study, and some will need to be solved without a calculator; Reading passages will be drawn increasingly from […]