Don’t eat the pie chart!




“A new study says that children are suffering bad health effects from eating too much pizza. The study was explained in a pie chart which children immediately tried to eat.”

Talk-show host Conan O’Brien on a study by UIC researcher Lisa Powell on the effects of pizza on childhood obesity, Jan. 20 “Conan



“We’re not giving them a chance to show us what they can do and what they struggle with, and we’re not getting information to their parents and their teachers about how CPS students are doing in moving toward mastery of what is intended in the Common Core.”

James Pellegrino, co-director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute, on the Chicago Public Schools’ decision to have only 10 percentage of students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, Feb. 2 WTTW “Chicago Tonight



“We are in a moment in popular culture where we get to actually see a dynamic, multidimensional black woman who everyone — no matter their age — knows. Like Michelle Obama, I think that’s a significant phenomenon to examine.”

Jennifer Richardson, research assistant professor of gender and women’s studies, on the course she’s teaching on Beyonce and media representation of African American women, Jan. 31 Chicago Sun-Times


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