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Franczek’s Book Talk with Emily Krone Phillips

Franczek hosted Emily Krone Phillips, author of “The Make-or-Break Year: Solving the Dropout Crisis One Ninth Grader at a Time” for facilitated conversation. Emily’s book chronicles the transformation that took place when Chicago’s public high schools changed their practices in regard to grading, discipline, and the delivery of social/emotional and academic support to their students. Grounded in research on trauma-informed practices which is endorsed by administrators and the two major teachers’ unions, Emily’s description of the systemic changes that had a profound impact on student lives will inspire you as we kick off the 2019-2020 school year.

Complimentary copies of Emily’s book were provided for all attendees. Praise for The Make-or-Break Year:

“I highly recommend this book for educators who seek to do more to advance equity and increase student success.” Pedro Noguera, Director of the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA

“Refreshing and expertly reported…essential reading for anyone who cares about student success. It will profoundly change the way we see high school in America.” Peg Tyre, education journalist and author of The Trouble With Boys

Learn more about Emily and the book here.