La’Kendreia Gibson-Webster

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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. 7, 2018

Black Kids Don’t Need a Handout or a Shortcut, They Just Need Schools That Work

Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

By LeeAndra Khan

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

By Mike Magee

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