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Grow your own teachers: Grassroots change for teacher education 

Title: Grow your own teachers: Grassroots change for teacher education Editors: Elizabeth A. Skinner, Maria Teresa Garreton, Brian D. Schultz Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: LB1715 .G76 2011 From the Publisher: Grow Your Own Teachers describes the evolution of a local school reform movement in Chicago that now serves as a model for change …

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The Chicago Picasso 

I catch a glimpse from the corner of my dad’s office window high up in the glass skyscraper. Sitting cross-legged, dizzy looking down, I try to replicate the puzzling sculpture on paper with pencil. Is it a bird, dog, an aardvark, baboon head, or possible profile of a woman? I have not heard yet of …

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The Delicate Balance 

When she appeared on our Evanston doorstep the morning my parents left for the West Coast, I thought we were in for big trouble: Keyes was as wide as our refrigerator and wore gold-rimmed, granny glasses on the brim of her nose as black as molasses. Like everyone else, we never knew her first name. …

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