Kim Day

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Co-founder, Chief Education Officer, Perspectives Charter Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Kim Day is the Co-founder and Chief Education Officer of Perspectives Charter Schools in Chicago. She co-founded Perspectives as a school-within-a-school in 1993 on the South Side of Chicago; the school received its official charter in 1997. Together with Diana Shulla-Cose, she has spoken across the country on the “A Disciplined Life” education model, developing deliberate school culture, college completion work and successful urban secondary education. Day earned her master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Day is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and was also a recipient of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago Fellowship.

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Posted Dec. 14, 2017

25 Years Ago, These Two Teachers Started a School in a Basement With Just $1,000

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the…

By Kim Day, Diana Shulla-Cose

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Posted Oct. 7, 2019

Here’s How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your Classroom

When I invite teachers to rethink how they teach Columbus at our semiannual UnColumbus Day Symposium in Philadelphia, many teachers think it’s not for them.…

By Ali Michael, Ph.D.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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