District leaders and educators won’t solve these problems by focusing solely on making up lost academic time. In fact, if piling on more academic work comes at the expense of content that is meaningful and exciting, the approach could further disengage students. That’s why my district is re-imagining high schools with a strong focus on helping students become leaders in their own learning and the learning of others — a pathway to future success and economic mobility.
Chicago Tribune - Daily Southtown
By: Johnnie Thomas, Rich Township High School, District 277 on June 3, 2022