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Conversation starters

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Before they were friends, Lauren Berlant and Kimberly Pierce were teacher and student—but they’ve always been great talkers.

These walls can talk

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The murals decorating the University of Chicago Charter School campuses tell stories of success.

Debating society

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The University’s focus on the aims and methods of education has led to discussion, experiment, and innovation.

Principal reach

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For the leaders of the University of Chicago Charter School, being in charge means being in the thick of change.

Campus’s newest building

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Astronomy and Astrophysics finds a home in a trailer park.

A Friday night story

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In 1980s Baltimore, a family recalls an act of kindness—and finds a way to repay it.

Years of cheers

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For five decades, Stuart Rice and his doctoral students have had great chemistry.

Illustrated ideology

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The art of Soviet-era children’s literature shifted from experimental and avant-garde to a realistic, government-mandated style under Stalin.

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