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Summer institutes get teachers into neighborhoods

Chicago Public Schools organized three week-long teacher immersion institutes over the summer to help teachers connect with the communities where they teach.  Logan Square teachers were paired with students from Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) for a neighborhood bus tour. “We think the immersion institute is a needed activity,” [Joanna] Brown says. “Teachers need to know the communities in which they teach -- know and respect the people, the culture, and the day-to-day experiences."