School District Five welcomed 17,385 students to our classrooms for another exciting schoolyear, and our hallways and playgrounds are filled with the laughter and youthful chatter that hasbeen interrupted since the pandemic altered schools in March 2020. The return of the familiarhas been a welcome comfort for our teachers, staff,Continue Reading

By Dr. Akil Ross After the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, our nation mourns the loss of 19 children and 2 teachers in what is becoming a more frequent reality than an infrequent occurrence. School leaders across the country grapple with the question of how to assure students, parents, teachers,Continue Reading

By Dr. Akil Ross The African proverb, It takes a village to raise a child, is often used to reiterate how vital the community is to the successful raising of a child. I have heard this proverb hundreds of times but I never thought about who makes up the village.Continue Reading