Kim Day

Guest Blogger

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 Aug. 5, 2020
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Why It’s Time to Raise Hell About Re-Opening Schools

This week, teachers all over the country are holding demonstrations protesting plans to re-open schools for in-person learning. Obviously, there’s heated debate everywhere about how…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020
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I Believe in School Choice, But Only When Those Choices Are Available to Everyone

Two weeks ago, the governor of my state directed $32 million dollars in funds from the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund to create…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

White Teachers, Our Whiteness Is Getting in Our Way

Since the murder of George Floyd, teacher leaders across America have sought to prove the necessity of antiracism in public education. And rightly so: from…

By Tate Aldrich

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