Alana G. Baum

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Chicago, Illinois

Alana G. Baum is a Chicago Public Schools parent, a clinical psychologist and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she is teaching a seminar on the psychology of hate.

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Posted Mar. 15, 2017

Who Needs Selective Enrollment When Your Neighborhood High School Has an IB Program

This is a stressful time for many urban eighth-grade students and parents who are considering high school options, and hearing…

By Alana G. Baum

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017

We’re In Danger If We’re Not Teaching Our Students About Hate and Their Civil Rights

At Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center in Israel, there’s a photograph of a father with his hands covering his young…

By Elizabeth G. Scalia, Ana L. Solis, Alana G. Baum

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Posted Nov. 18, 2016

Teaching Our Children to Understand and Confront Hate Still Remains Our Greatest Hope and Protection for Them

Like many psychologists throughout the country, I’ve received countless calls from parents and teachers struggling with how to address last…

By Alana G. Baum

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Chicago Isn’t the Only City Putting Politics Over Kids

The politics of education are broken and we are seeing the effects of it play out in real-time.  In Chicago, a stalemate over remote learning…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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