(Image from chicagonow.com via Google images.)
I love seeing what public and independent schools are doing to improve who they are. I came across an article in Chicago magazine, this month, about a school that has been transformed in the past decade. Nettelhorst Elementary has a great group of parents, faculty, administrators and community members that have put in a lot (to say the least) of hours to turn the school around. From grants to annual funds, from cold calls to sheer begging, the community within this school took a challenge and ran with it. The urban neighborhood school is not a thing of the past and these folks made theirs shine! If you are in an urban school district and want some fresh ideas or if you are just an educator that gets motivated by people doing good for children, check out this great article.