La’Kendreia Gibson-Webster

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Parent

Chicago, Illinois

La’Kendreia Gibson-Webster is a wife and a mom of three ambitious, smart and talented Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. She herself is also a product of the CPS school system from elementary through high school. She has a B.S. in Sociology, minoring in Black Studies. Since she has two children with ADHD, she decided to go back to school for Special Education Endorsement and is currently enrolled at Chicago State University.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2017

Our Private School Didn’t Fight For My Son or Daughter, But Chicago Public Schools Did

Come January 2018, Illinois parents will have the chance to apply for tax credits when they donate to scholarship funds…

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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