Bill Kennedy

Guest Blogger

Co-director of the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program

Chicago, Illinois

Bill Kennedy oversees the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program’s design, curriculum and program operations, and the recruitment of students, staff, faculty and clinical instructors. He meets regularly with staff to help guide admissions, advising, and teaching across the program. He is a member of UChicago Urban Education Institute’s senior management team.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2017

It’s Not Enough to Know the Content, Teachers Also Need to Know the Context of Their Students’ Lives

The debate about how to best prepare K-12 teachers in the U.S. over the last 50 years has largely centered…

By Jeanette Bartley, Bill Kennedy

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Posted Apr. 22, 2019

Every Time I Think About Leaving the Classroom, My Students Remind Me Why I’m Here

Last week, teaching almost killed me. Again. I was driving home from work, having stayed later than typical for a meeting and some organizing. The…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Apr. 23, 2019

New EPA Proposal on Pollution Could Lead to More Students With Asthma Missing School

How could my students succeed if they were not able to come to class? It was a question I used to struggle with constantly. Prior…

By Kunal Sindhu

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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